Funeral Season (La Saison des Funerailles)

Directed by Matthew Lancit, Canada/Cameroon, 2010, 87 min, color, HD/DV

Sunday 9/23 @ 12pm – 186 Huron St.

Greenpoint Film Festival 2012 Buy Tickets

“If Woody Allen sought out to make an ethnographic documentary in Cameroon, the result would probably be something like Funeral Season” – Traces de Vies jury member (2011)

In this comedic ghost story, a Canadian Jew wanders through an African culture where “the dead are not dead”. Embarking on a road trip examining some of Western Cameroon’s most joyous funeral celebrations, the foreigner becomes increasingly haunted by memories of his own ancestors.