CAN YOU DIE IN HEAVEN
Jonathan is 11 years old and ponders a great deal over things, much more than most children his age. When Jonathan was 8 years old his father committed suicide.
To Jonathan the suicide was a great shock, as his father never talked about his problems. Not long after the suicide, Jonathan is diagnosed with bone cancer and is forced into a long period of illness and treatment. With courage, humour, vitality, and frankness, Jonathan, his mother, and two brothers, pull together to work their way through grief and illness. With sympathetic insight, the director, Erlend Mo, has followed the family's mental and physical struggle for over a year.
Release: 2005 (Denmark)
Duration: 57 minutes
Genre: Documentary feature
Spoken language: Danish
Director: Erlend E. Mo
Screenplay: Erlend E. Mo
Cinematography: Erlend E. Mo and Casper Høyberg
Editor: Åsa Mossberg
Sound Design: Niels Arild
Composer: Magnus Jarlbo
Producer: Lise Lense-Møller
Production Country: Denmark
Production Company: Magic Hour Films
Produced with support from: The Danish Film Institute and TV2/Denmark
The film was nominated for the 2006 Anthropology Film Festival Pärnu's in the category Best Children Film, CPH:DOX's 2005 Gold Dok Best Sound & Gold Dok Best Children's Doc, Handicap FilmFestival 2006 Best Danish Film, Odense Internationale Film Festival 2005 Best Film, Youth Jury and at Robert Festival 2006 for Best Documentary.