Much Ado about Dying

Ireland, United Kingdom2022documentary84'Międzynarodowy konkurs dokumentalny (2023)

The director returns from India to London to take care of his elderly uncle. David, a former actor still able to quote Shakespeare, is a single gay man, an eccentric and colourful person. The plan was to record a farewell, but the uncle is not intent on dying. Unexpectedly, the final stage of his life changes into a crime and adventure story, including a fire and kidnapping, which features young Latino crooks and suspect Polish neighbours. Nevertheless, one cannot cheat on time; thus there comes a moment when David gives his nephew one last lesson.

directed by
Simon Chambers, portret reżysera
Simon Chambers

Simon Chambers was a Youth Worker in London for 14 years working with disadvantaged teenagers. In 2004 he won the RTS award for best European Student Doc. In 2006 his first feature doc 'Every Good Marriage Begins With Tears' was shown on BBC Storyville, and on TV in around 30 countries, winning several awards. In 2009 his feature doc 'Cowboys in India' also won several prizes and screened on TV in UK, USA and India. His short fiction 'Playing Dead' was at Cannes in 2010. He has taught at the NFTS in the UK and at Jamia Millia Islamic university in New Delhi, and made films for Oxfam.

Simon Chambers
Simon Chambers
Irene Buckley
Clare Ferguson
David Rane (Soilsiú Films), Simon Chambers (Tiffin Films)
Kadr z filmu Much Ado about Dying