Join McGill Medical Faculty and friends in viewing and discussing remarkable films that challenge, shed light, empower and encourage us to explore the meaning of healing and “wellness” in the context of conflict and illness.
Oct. 19, 2010 – 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Arts Building, Moyse Hall, 853 Sherbrooke Street West

Departures (2008)

Daigo Kobayashi is a young married cellist who played in an orchestra that has just been disbanded. Suddenly on the street without a job, Daigo decides to move back to his hometown with his wife. There he gets a job as an undertaker. He sees himself as a sort of gatekeeper between life and death. However, Daigo’s work is despised by all the people around him. But it is through his relationship with death on a daily basis that Daigo begins to understand what life is really about.

Running Time: 2 hrs. 11 min.

Tickets are $10 each ($5 for students & seniors).

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