Synopsis

どう死ぬか。老いや病気で「家で亡くなること」を選んだ人々とその家族に長期密着。尊厳を保ちながら家族のそばで残された時間を過ごそうと願う患者のためにホスピスケアを提供する医師とそのチーム。福島県・猪苗代町で在宅ケア・傾聴の仕事に取り組む今田(こんた) かおる医師の視点で、“おくられる人”“おくる人”の思いを丁寧に切り取った作品。

"Sending Off" follows the patients of Dr. Kaoru Konta and her team of nurses as they provide hospice care to patients in their homes in rural Japan. A special focus is directed at the deepening relationships the patients form with their families as they reach the end of their lives. Sometimes difficult to watch, the film challenges us to think about how we live our own lives and how we would like to die.

Screenings

AWARD
Nippon Docs Award (Best Documentary)
2019 Nippon Connection Film Festival (Germany)
ドイツにて開催された世界初上映では、ニッポン・ドックス部門観客賞を受賞しました。

WORLD PREMIER
2019 Nippon Connection Film Festival
(Frankfurt, Germany)
Friday, May 31 at 16:30 (INFO)




JAPAN PREMIER  日本初上映

2019 ぴあフィルムフェスティバル
9月7日(土)14:30 国立映画アーカイブ (INFO)
2019 Pia Film Festival
September 7 at 14:30 in the National Film Archive of Japan (Tokyo, Japan)

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIER
2019 Newburyport Documentary Film Festival
(Massachusetts, USA)
Sunday, September 15 at 1:45 pm (LINK)


DUTCH PREMIER

2019 Camera Japan
(Rotterdam/ Amsterdam, Holland)
Saturday, Sept 28 at 22.00 (Rotterdam)
Saturday, Oct 5 at 13.00 (Amsterdam)

AUSTRIAN PREMIER
2019 Japannual Japanischen Filmtage
(Vienna, Austria)
October 2 at 18:00


GUAM PREMIER

2019 Guam International Film Festival
(Hagatna, Guam)
Screening date/ time TBA


CANADIAN PREMIER
2019 Windsor International Film Festival
(Windsor, Canada)
Screening date/ time TBA