THE DEPARTURE

“A genuinely spiritual experience. A quietly galvanizing portrait of life, death and the thin places in between. A film that explores life’s toughest and most transcendent moments with tenderness, honesty and care."
The Washington Post

"Tender and quietly moving...THE DEPARTURE is like a haiku."
The New York Times

THE DEPARTURE
OFFICIAL SELECTION - TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Lana Wilson (2017 / USA) 
Documentary / in Japanese with English subtitles
87 minutes

 

Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between those he counsels and himself. The Departure captures Nemoto at a crossroads, when his growing self-destructive tendencies lead him to confront the same question his patients ask him: what makes life worth living?

The second documentary by award-winning director Lana Wilson (After Tiller), The Departure is a poetic and deeply moving film that contemplates death as a way of better understanding how we should live.

OPENING: November 24, 2017



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