Review: Departures (Japan, 2008)

There seems to be a special place in Japanese cinema for death. Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru and Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story come to mind as some of Japan’s most famous renditions about the taboo subject; these are movies about death, but they focus on the living. It’s often said funerals are for the living, and not … Continue reading Review: Departures (Japan, 2008)