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Three Feathers Film CLub presents OKURIBITO (Departures) FRIDAY 18th MARCH 2011

Three Feathers Film Club are please to present OKURIBITO, (DEPARTURES) the Academy Award winning film by director, Yojiro Takita.

"DEPARTURES follows Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), 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 answers a classified ad 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. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art of “Nokanshi,” acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living."


Where: BLACK COCKATOO ARTHOUSE 1 PARK ST McLAREN VALE  
What :
Okuribito (Departures)
Country & Year of Release: Japan 2008
When:  FRIDAY 18th March
Time :   Doors at 7pm for drinks & nibbles, Movie at 7.45pm 

Cost  :   $12 / $10
Rating & Length: M (130 mins plus Intermission)

Delicious snacks & beverages will be available throughout the night.

For bookings please call 8323 9294 or email: blackcockatooarthouse@gmail.com

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