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Jung and Film Online | Departures

August 4, 2023 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jung and Film Online | Departures

You are warmly invited to attend our next film evening on Friday, 4 August: Departures,
Run time: 2H 10 Mins

Departures is a whimsical yet complex film from Japan, which won the 2009 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Daigo (played by Masahiro Motoki), a young cellist, loses his job when the orchestra he plays with is defunded. Desperate for a new beginning, Daigo and his wife Mika (Ryôko Hirosue) return to his home town, where he answers an employment ad for Departures. Thinking it is a job in a travel agency, Daigo signs on, only to discover that the position requires him to prepare the dead for burial. Little by little, as the fresh apprentice plunges deep into the unknown world of ceremonial funeral preparation often viewed with disgust and disdain in the Japanese culture, the secret of Daigo’s employment creates a crisis in his marriage and threatens everything he has worked for. But what if this is his true calling in life? The film engages the audience from start to finish, as it sets up a seemingly unresolvable conflict, and incrementally reveals the unexpected resolution.

Online Participation Format
Presenters: John Gosling, Renee Ramsden and Grace Reid
Venue: Zoom Online Facility. We will be screening the film online on the evening.
Time: Friday evening, 4th of August at 18:00 for 18:30
Fee: 150 ZAR per film evening. Notes will be provided as usual. Booking essential.
Please note that bookings and payments are now via the website only.
The Zoom link will be distributed on the day of the event.

Zoom: You need to download Zoom prior to this meeting – you simply download the free Zoom App onto your computer or mobile device.

These evenings are open to all interested members of the public and clinicians. CPD points are no longer available for these events. We hope to see you on Zoom, and look forward to continuing our stimulating film discussions.

Please join our mailing list or email us on saaja@mweb.co.za for further details and updates.

Library: Our library is open for use Tuesdays 10:00-14:00 and Thursdays 14:00-19:00, with all Covid-19 protocols in place. Visitors are requested to wear a mask and make use of the hand sanitiser provided. It can also be accessed online through our comprehensive platform. For more information, contact Debra at saajalibrary@outlook.com

View the 2023 Jung & Film line-up here.


August 4, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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