Some bits seemed to me a bit daft. Songs round the maypole, perhaps because the actual songs seemed rootless and silly to me, and the moves at the climax of the film:
These issues echo the ones we face as we develop funerals to suit our diverse belief populations. If we try to invent totally new ritual, will it seem rootless and a bit silly? If we stay close to existing ritual elements, whill they still work in our rapidly-changing culture?
So in funerals we still process, we bow heads, we sometimes wear dark clothing etc. We light candles (when we are allowed to), bringing through from church ritual something ancient and powerful about light in darkness, life-in-death-in-life.
The masks in the film were very powerful, but I guess that might be a step too far for your average family....
So we think and feel and discuss our way forward.