Of the Dead
Thierry Zéno, Jean-Pol Verbus, Dominique Garny
BE, 1978, 35mm, VO ST FR & NL OND, 103'
Three Belgian filmmakers spent two years filming death rituals, autopsies and mourning customs in various cultures around the world (including Nepal, Japan, Mexico and the USA) for this cinematic montage of "memento mori". The result is a respectful, detached anthropological study with some gruesome images.