Film Screen: Departures. A Film By YOJIRO TAKITA

6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
CAS, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Room 537C
The Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, The Center for Study of Asia, the Geddes Language Center, and the Japanese House presents Departures - Yojiro Takita's film portraying Daigo Kobyashi decision to start over and moves back to his small hometown when his orchestra disbands. Desperate for work, he secretly takes a job as a “Nokanshi,” a funeral professional who prepares the deceased for burial and entrance into the next life. But while working with the families of the departed, Daigo embarks on a spiritual journey of his own as he finally experiences the joy and wonder of living.