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Sweet Departures

Earlier this week our EndNotes column ran a Q/A on Japanese traditions surrounding death and grief. A lovely film explores this topic in the Japanese-produced film “Departures,”   a film that won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

"An exquisite cinematic masterpiece that is both funny and sad and all the emotions in between; it touches the heart with its treatment of beauty, music, death, and abandonment."

Take a minute to taste this lovely piece of cinema…




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