More from the movie corner of Graziella: Departures
This week’s film, Yōjirō Takita’s Departures, was the first Japanese production to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009. Deftly weaving poignant and plaintive music into the narrative, Departures gently runs the gamut of sentiments, from tears to smiles, and, what’s more, does so while tackling a taboo topic—indeed the protagonist himself struggles against the taboo’s social stigma but…. no spoilers, of course!
Watch Departures on HOOPLA here.