Departures (Okuribito)
Departures (Okuribito)
Publication Date: 2009. Check Availability

A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. Japanese with English subtitles, winner of 2009 Best Foreign Film Oscar. I saw this movie at Ebertfest, and laughed, cried, and joined the standing ovation at the end. A beautiful film about life, death, and grief. (Mari)