Beautiful Something Left Behind

Beautiful Something Left Behind

Beautiful Something Left Behind

Award-winning documentary exploring Good Grief, a community that helps children process grief after losing someone close to them.

In New Jersey, the Good Grief community focuses on a holistic way of dealing with grief, where children can give in to rage in ‘the volcano room,' and say 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.

Grand Jury Award, SXSW 2020
202187 minsDenmark
Documentary
Director:
Katrine Philp

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Beautiful Something Left Behind / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film exudes empathy, as you'd expect, but struggles to find a compelling point of view.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A simple, elegant documentary...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Boldly argues for a clear-eyed frankness in talking to bereaved children about loss.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It has a knack for finding metaphors and symbols in everyday activities and images...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

There are moments of terrible sadness in the film, of course, but also some uplift; if only the experience had more form to it.

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