Cinephile Film Club Screening – August 10, 2017

This Thursday 10th August 2017 at the Cinephile film club Maquinez Palace, Movie Departures will be screened, the details of which are given below:

Film: Departures (Japanese with English subs)
Directed by: Yōjirō Takita
Duration: 2 hrs 10 mins

Winner of the Oscar for the Best Foreign Film in 2008 Departures(Okuribito) has won several other awards and critical acclaim. The story is about a cellist who loses his job  in Tokyo and returns to his home town where he takes up a unusual profession of preparing for funerals, which is dying Japanese tradition.The film won universal praise with American critic Roger Ebert giving it four out of four stars.