Winner of Best Foreign Language Film at this years Oscars, Departures deserves a standing ovation before it hits cinemas on 4th December. Which is why were handing out tickets to see this critically acclaimed film, first and for free at an exclusive LOVEFiLM preview screening on 30th November.
The screening will be taking place at a London West End venue, so if you want to secure yourself a seat, simply email all your details to [email protected]
with Departures in the subject line.
A delightful and sensitive journey into the heartland of Japan and an astonishingly beautiful look at a sacred part of Japan's cultural heritage, Academy Award winning Departures tells the story of Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Matoki), a devoted cellist in an orchestra suddenly finds himself without a job.
Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified advertisement entitled Departures, thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency, only to discover that the job is actually for a Nokanshi or encoffineer - a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life.
This film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living.