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Seven Songs For A Long Life

Directed by Amy Hardie

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UK, 2015, 82 min, in English

How did it happen? A movie about six hospice patients which you just want to keep watching! Funny, touching and passionate in their enjoyment of life, this film surprises with its use of song. A great score by Mark Orton leads us through one of the key issues of our age: medicine has recently changed our relationship with fatal disease: we can now live for years, rather than months, after a terminal diagnosis. Sometimes. How do we cope with this uncertainty? The documentary cast are quirky, wry front-runners in a journey that we will all face.

"Incredibly moving."

The Guardian


Highly recommended. It's hard to imagine a less depressing hospice documentary.

Video Librarian

This incredibly moving documentary is all the more affecting because of the unsentimental way it's told.

The Guardian

Lyrical. Poignant.

The Scotsman

A film which makes you laugh and cry in equal measures.

Falkirk Herald

Remarkable and hugely dignified. There is a lot that is heartbreaking here, but there is much love and more than a few laughs.

The Herald

The sense of community is felt in every shot. First and foremost, a documentary about humanity.

Film News

Everyday people made larger-than life through quirky wit and sheer strength of character.

Total Film

Entirely authentic.

Vulturehound Magazine