Must Watch: Trailer for Foreign Language Oscar Winner Departures
Do you remember during the Oscars, when a Japanese film called Departures won for Best Foreign Language Film, taking the Oscar right out of the hands of Waltz With Bashir? Well we finally have the trailer for Departures, and it looks pretty good. Although I personally would have given the Oscar to The Class, I definitely want to see this and I expect it to be as wonderful as this trailer makes it out to be. Departures is a drama about a devoted cellist who finds himself without a job when his orchestra is dissolved. It looks emotional, amusing, charming, everything a great Oscar winner should be.
Watch the official trailer for Yojiro Takita's Departures:
You can also watch the trailer for Departures in High Definition on Apple
Departures, aka Okuribito, is directed by Japanese filmmaker Yojiro Takita, of The Tropical People, The Exam, The Yin Yang Master, When the Last Sword Is Drawn, Blood Gets in Your Eyes, and The Battery previously. The screenplay was written by Kundo Koyama, of only a few episodes of "Iron Chef" previously (they have writers for that?). This first premiered in Japan last September and has played at numerous film festivals before eventually winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film earlier this year. Regent Releasing is finally bringing Departures to limited theaters starting on May 29th this summer.