STK-ID 2566

Sequence on Chinese funeral ceremony. Shots of Buddhist monks officiating. CUs cult objects, monks' faces. CSs of altar, people around it putting paper into fire. CU of fire. CSs of shrine, incense and candles burning. Street scene showing people burning various paper objects in rudimentary incinerator. CSs of objects burning, Chinese writings on ritual barge replica put into fire. CUs of woman with baby on back watching fire. Shots of Chinese man opening door, revealing coffin as bereaved family stands by. DOLLY OUT from shrine to Buddhist priest officiating funeral ceremony.


Excerpt from
Attitudes on Death
Hong Kong
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486