Departures (Okuribito) at Miami Beach Cinematheque 8/14-16/09

14 FRI, 15 SAT, 16 SUN 7pm:
Best Foreign Film Oscar® WINNER 2009!
An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!
In collaboration with Emerging Pictures
Miami Theatrical HD Premiere!
Departures (Okuribito)
(Directed by Yojiro Takita/Japan/2009/130min.)
With Masahiro Motoki, Riyoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamakazi

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 (Masahiro Motoki), a devoted cellist in an orchestra who is suddenly left without a job. He answers a classified ad entitled “Departures” only to discover that the job is actually for a “Nokanshi” or “encoffineer,” a person who prepares deceased bodies for burial. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living. In Japanese with English subtitles
WINNER: Academy Award 2009 Best Foreign Language Film
Ten Japan Academy Prizes including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor
“ENORMOUSLY AFFECTING, EVEN HAUNTING film with a superb lead performance by Masahiro Motoki.” -New York Magazine
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