Okuribito – Departures
The art of encoffinment in OKURIBITO/ DEPARTURES, 2008
What happens when a newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals? Okuribito/Departures is a Japanese Academy Award winning film by Yôjirô Takita. It is a moving piece of drama about an art in itself and about dignity in life and death. Through a strong story that is unafraid to address the full scope of sentiments okuribito reflects the preciousness that life entails.