Deconstructing the Film “Departures” In a New Chapter of Japanese Cinema

Japan is one of the most nuanced countries in the world, a place where every single ritual, each calibration of social position, is connected with ancestors through its historical roots. Cinema production in Japan is also soaked in the daily routine and mindset of the country where `the Sun rises`, as the Japanese say. Together, we will explore fascinating stories about culture, birth, life, and death in our special cycle about the Japanese movie industry.