Yohjiro Takita / JP, 2008 / 130 min.
It seems a tough change of career: from playing the cello to caring for corpses. But a change of job can bring hidden talents to the surface: cellist Daigo prepares the dead for their journey to the hereafter in this Oscar-winning film by Yôyirô Takita.
Yasujiro Ozu, Masaki Kobayashi, Takeshi Kitano: the masters of Japanese cinema. But did you know that their work was made possible by Shochiku? In 2022 Eye is marking over one hundred years of one of Japan’s oldest, and largest, film companies.