Director: Joo Joostberens / Poland 2023
Category: Society/Religion/Spirituality/Art & Culture
Production: Aia Asé, Joo Joostberens: Aia Asé Pictures
Length: 45/54 minutes
Director Joo Joostberens reflects on a topic that is still taboo in our society: Why are we running away from death? Can you prepare for the death of a loved one? The movie tries to answer these and many other questions.
“Goodbye, My Wonderful World” reflects on a topic that is still taboo in our society: Why are we running away from death? Can you prepare for the death of a loved one? Who can act as a “mourning companion”? The movie tries to answer these and many other questions.
The film not only talks about death, but death appears in it. Most people die in hospitals, death has almost disappeared from our homes. We are a generation who rarely meets it. Nowadays by the fact that the death sphere has been shifted from private space to the professional’s sphere, there was a void. That is why the profession of a “mourning companion” has been created. More and more people are using such a service. Also to stop being afraid of alone death, as well as talking about it.
This documentary film helps us to understand that death and mourning cannot be eliminated from our lives. The bridge to this topic is music – one of the first in Europe and the first in Poland, which features traditional mourning songs recorded by pop stars in contemporary arrangements. The film tries to deepen in the sphere in an accessible and respectful way on the cultural reflection about mortality and finitude.