FREE Japanese film showing in September 2018
|Date||Thursday 20 September 2018|
Admission Free! No booking required! English subtitles!
Director: Yojiro Takita Written by: Kundo Koyama
Cast: Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki
2008 | 131 min. | M
The gift of last memories
Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Departures is a delightful journey into the heartland of Japan as well an astonishingly beautiful look at a sacred part of Japan's cultural heritage.
Departures follows Daigo Kobayashi, a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He experiences a profound and sometimes comical journey as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living.
Presented by Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland, The Japan Foundation and The University of Waikato
Any inquiries? Please contact Athena Chambers at School of Arts (838 4932)