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Last Flight Home - Review (London Film Festival 2022)

The Clock Starts. 3 / 5

Directed by Ondi Timoner.

In his final days, we discover Eli Timoner and an extraordinary life of wild achievements, tragic loss and most of all, enduring love.

Death is inevitable. What we do with the time we are given is what matters.

In this documentary, Eli Timoner decides to medically terminate his own life. In his final days, his family reflects on his life and how theirs has been shaped by his presence. Though the film is morbid, through the Timoner family's stories there is such love and hope in every scene.

There are a lot of conversations about 'living life to the fullest' and what that means to each and every one of us. Eli Timoner had an incredible life both personally and professionally - his work founding Air Florida could have been a documentary in itself. But this film, unbelievably created by his own daughter Ondi Timoner, shows the power of one person's legacy. Through their children, their relationships, their connection with others - through the tears, it's nothing short of inspiring.

A devastating watch that pulls you into the centre of this family, Last Flight Home finds light in the darkest moment.

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