Screening of “Departures” – June 5th 2013

Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema is proud to present the following screening:

Departures (12)
Dir: Yôjirô Takita. (2008) Japan; 130 min.

Winner of Oscar Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009.

Summary:

Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and now finds himself without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled “Departures” thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency only to discover that the job is actually for a “Nokanshi” or “encoffineer,” a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art of “Nokanshi,” acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living.” – Regent Releasing *

You can watch a clip of the film here.

Screening on 5th June 2013, Wednesday

Starting time 7:45pm at Leytonstone Library
Church Lane, E11 1HG, London.
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Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
Check disabled access options availabe
here.

** NOTE: Due to new access policy at the library, if the main gates are closed (usually after 8pm) then entrance to the library will be through the disabled access door, which is located a few metres away on the left of the main gates

Source:
(*) IMDB.com