Festivals, — May 30, 2011 8:51 — 0 Comments

Newry Film Club: Departures

Newry Film Club is screening the last film of the season next Wednesday night, 1st June, at the usual time of 8.00pm in Newry Arts Centre.  

The film is called ‘Departures’ and it follows Daigo Kobayashi, 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 advert entitled ‘Departures’ thinking it is an advert for a travel agency only to discover that the job is actually for a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial. The film follows Daigo’s profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living. ‘Departures’ is a moving and gently amusing film which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2009. Our AGM will be taking place on the same night before the film at 7.00pm in Newry Arts Centre.  Everyone is welcome to attend. If anyone is interested in joining the committee please come along and even if you would just like to be involved in choosing films for next year you are also very welcome.

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