European Association for Japanese Studies

おみおくり〜Sending Off〜

2019 | 76’ | Japan
Ian Thomas Ash

“Sending Off” follows the patients of Dr. Konta Kaoru and her team of nurses as they receive end-of-life medical care in their homes. Filmed over one year in rural Japan, the changing seasons provide a backdrop to the deepening relationships the patients form with their families as they reach the end of their lives.