This film is an exploration of death and memory. The premise is that souls arrive at a way station
between life and death, where they are asked to choose just one memory to take into the afterlife.
The film follows a group of new arrivals at the way station and the process each follows in selecting
a memory for eternity. They include an elderly woman, a rebellious dropout, a teenage girl, and a
70-year-old war veteran.
Post-film discussion led by Lex Miller.
About the director and writer Hirokazu Koreeda.
Other background on the film.
A selection of reviews of the film.