"Departures" (Okuribito), by director Yojiro Takita, was winner of the 2009 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It is the story of Daigo Kobayashi, a devoted and unemployed cellist who answers a classified ad entitled "Departures" thinking it is for a travel agency only to discover that the job is actually for a preparer of deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death and living.
Tillack will also facilitate a discussion following the film.
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Peter Tillack (406) 994-6441, firstname.lastname@example.org