Beautiful Something Left Behind

    Genre
    Documentary
  • Runtime
    88 mins
  • Release Date
    2020
  • Countries
    United States
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

SXSW Grand Jury Award winner BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING LEFT BEHIND gives viewers an inside look at New Jersey's Good Grief counseling center, where children are offered a holistic approach to mourning. Filmmaker Katrine Philp presents viewers with a child’s perspective of its programs, offering an affectionate and intimate look at the lives of several children who have recently lost their parents and must navigate their grief by embracing sadness with honesty, bravery, humor, and love. The result is an enlightening film in which the students become our teachers in finding better ways of coping with loss.
DIRECTED BY:
Katrine Philp
CAST INCLUDES:

SYNOPSIS

At Good Grief groups, children meet to understand the passing of a parent or a sibling through play, giving in to rage in ‘the volcano room’ and saying goodbye to a dying teddy bear patient in ‘the hospital room’. Over the course of a year, we follow the weekly meetings and get close to Kimmy, Nicky, Peter, Nora, Nolan and Mikayla and their close companion: grief. It is sometimes heartbreaking, but also humorous, to experience the questions about life and death through their open and curious minds. Grief is high and heavy as a mountain, but it helps you understand what has happened, and that death is irreversible.

Beautiful Something Left Behind

    Genre
    Documentary
  • Runtime
    88 mins
  • Release Date
    2020
  • Countries
    United States
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Katrine Philp
CAST INCLUDES
SXSW Grand Jury Award winner BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING LEFT BEHIND gives viewers an inside look at New Jersey's Good Grief counseling center, where children are offered a holistic approach to mourning. Filmmaker Katrine Philp presents viewers with a child’s perspective of its programs, offering an affectionate and intimate look at the lives of several children who have recently lost their parents and must navigate their grief by embracing sadness with honesty, bravery, humor, and love. The result is an enlightening film in which the students become our teachers in finding better ways of coping with loss.

At Good Grief groups, children meet to understand the passing of a parent or a sibling through play, giving in to rage in ‘the volcano room’ and saying goodbye to a dying teddy bear patient in ‘the hospital room’. Over the course of a year, we follow the weekly meetings and get close to Kimmy, Nicky, Peter, Nora, Nolan and Mikayla and their close companion: grief. It is sometimes heartbreaking, but also humorous, to experience the questions about life and death through their open and curious minds. Grief is high and heavy as a mountain, but it helps you understand what has happened, and that death is irreversible.

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Q&A with Director Katrine Philp & Producer Katrine Sahlstrøm – BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING LEFT BEHIND