30.09. - 09.10.2021

Ways to Live Forever United Kingdom, Spain 2010 | 91 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Gustavo Ron

Gustavo Ron grew up in Madrid and graduated from London Film School where he studied directing, producing and screenwriting while working on international productions. 2003 he co-founded El Capitan Pictures.

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Sam has leukaemia. Since he is too ill to go to school, he and his best friend Felix are home-schooled by Mrs Willis. In one of their lessons she makes them think of ways to become immortal. So Sam starts to write a diary. After all: Living forever is not possible but you can leave something behind to make people remember you. In his diary Sam asks questions, grown-ups never answer. Like: Why do children die? Or: Where do we go after death? And he puts down wishes he wants to fulfil before he dies. A heart-warming story about disease, death and acceptance.

Original title: Ways to Live Forever
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Gustavo Ron
Screenplay: Gustavo Ron
Cast: Robbie Kay, Alex Etel, Emilia Fox, Ben Chaplin
Producer: Martyn Auty, Javier Gazulla
Director of Photography: Miguel Pérez Gilaberte
Music: César Benito
Production Design:
Editor: Juan Sánchez
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Intandem Films | 22 Soho Square | W1D 4NS London | United Kingdom | Phone: +44 207 851 3800 | Email:
Production: Life and Soul Pictures; El Capitan Pictures


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