Memento Mori


CineArts Santana Row Screen 6 Fri, Mar 10, 2017 4:45 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:United States
Production Country:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Niobe Thompson
Executive Producer:Rosvita Dransfeld
David Christensen for NFB
Producer:Rosvita Dransfeld
Bonnie Thompson for NFB
Music:Jonathon Kawchuk
Cinematographer:aAron Munson
Sergio Olivares
Editor:Scott Parker


One life taken; one life saved…

Memento Mori is an evocative cinematic journey alongside the living and the dying, bringing to the screen a human drama never-before captured on film. In an organ transplant hospital, every facet of the human experience—joy, anguish, pain, and a profound appreciation for the beauty of life and the inevitability of death—is concentrated in one building and let loose to roam the halls. Filmmaker Niobe Thompson was able to capture the human side of transplant medicine in unprecedented detail and with unvarnished honesty—capturing the pain of a life lost, while another is saved. Memento Mori grips the viewer in a relentless, emotional embrace—propelling us from moments of unexpected happiness to pain—until the very final frame. An arresting tour de force of verite filmmaking, immersing us completely in a world few of us understand but which we’ll all one day encounter.

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