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Simon is shooting a film in India when his Uncle David calls him with a message of doom: “Come back to London, I think I may be dying.” What the viewer doesn’t yet know is that David is a Shakespeare-loving drama queen who has grown old on a diet of attention and applause. But David has no intention of dying just yet.

David refuses to go into a care home. As Simon tries to figure out how he can help his anarchic and spirited uncle, David sits in his kitchen reciting King Lear, “It’s the play about an old man becoming infirm, losing his mind and giving his kingdom away” he tells his nephew. As David’s life echos the play that he loves so much, in this prize winning hit from IDFA 2022, described by Variety as “An achingly funny/sad film” and by film verdict as a “Masterpiece”, Simon is left with the challenge of trying to help his uncle have a good death. Or as Uncle David says “Dying is like going on a wonderful holiday without the bother of having to pack”