STK-ID 2570

Exterior shot of men putting coffin into hearse. Shots of funeral procession, of hands, of posters in Chinese characters, mourners, effigees. Sequence on monks, one dressed in exotic costume, going through ritual at table in front of altar. CUs of monks, of statuette of Buddha on table. CUs of altar, picture of man, ribbons, flowers. CUs of men playing flute. Shot of ceremony, monk reading and chanting from book, priest officiating. ELS of junk sailing by wooded coastline PAN to LS of house among trees. PAN over terraced rice paddies in valley. TILT DOWN from sky to fish flakes, natives turning over fillets on flakes. Shot of street temple, tombstones. PAN from stone to HAS of river, junks, city in background, mountain in mid distance. TILT UP from FOLLOW SHOT of elderly man walking to city. MSs, CUs of urns containing ashes of deceased on hillside.


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