TIFF to Screen ‘My Departure’

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TIBURON — The Tiburon International Film Festival will include one work from Japan, “My Departure” (2012, 114 minutes), which will screen on Friday, April 12, at 10 p.m. at the Playhouse Theater, 40 Main St., Tiburon.

A scene from Tetsu Maeda’s “My Departure.”

Directed by Tetsu Maeda, “My Departure” (Japanese title: “Tabi no Okurimono: Ashita e”)  is about a man who has reached retirement age recalling his first love through a postcard he received 42 years before. He decides to set out on a journey to visit the memorable place of his first love. The cast includes Kiyoshi Maekawa, Yu Yamada and Wakako Sakai.

Maeda worked as an assistant director for Juzo Itami, Masayuki Suo and others before making his major film debut with “Kawaii Hito” (1998), working with director Shinji Somai. His major works include “Pakodate-jin” (2002), “Dolphin Blue” (2007), “School Days with a Pig” (2008), “Saru Lock: the Movie” (2010), and “The King and I” (2012).

The Tiburon International Film Festival is an annual event that seeks to provide a greater understanding of the world and its many cultures through the artistic medium of film, and through top-quality films from around the world. TIFF wishes to enhance tolerance between people of all backgrounds. Its goal is one of cultural enrichment and heightened cultural awareness, and to create a platform for the independent filmmakers to express their talent and vision from any nation. TIFF strongly believes in its motto, “Understanding the World through Film.”

For more information, visit www.tiburonfilmfestival.com.

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