What happens when we die? We tend to linger on the existential questions rather than the simple practical facts of death, which are explored with subtlety, imagination and unvarnished honesty in this searching documentary. At times necessarily harrowing, as it witnesses the final stages of peoples' lives, Island is also a work of great delicacy that evinces a tender respect for every one of the people involved. Director Steven Eastwood combines observational footage of rarely seen and intensely private moments, with contemplative shots of the changing seasons and the coastal landscapes of its Isle of Wight location.
Mon 17 Jun (1 day only) 7.45pm
UK, 2017, 90 mins
An optional Q+A will follow the film, with a panel representing palliative care consultants and social workers, chaired by David Webster, CEO of the Douglas Macmilan Hospice.