“Hotel Salvation,” (in Hindi, subtitled), March 9, 2019 (2016), DVD. As the first anniversary of my mom’s death approaches (March 27) I’ve become much more contemplative about life and death family issues. This Indian film takes you on a journey that explores those issues. It’s not about the spiritual per se, although that does figure in this. Rather, it’s about how a father and son experience the former’s quest for salvation at the end of is life. Rajiv (Adill Hussein, “Life of Pi,”) is a middle manager focused on his work. He and his family are caring for his widowed father, Daya, a devout Hindu, who, without real warning, informs him and the family that it’s time for him to go to Varanasi, on the Ganges, to die and obtain salvation. He and his son, who accompanies him, stay at the Hotel Salvation where he soon falls ill. The arrival of Rajiv’s wife and soon-to-be-married daughter complicate this arrangement when death does not free Dava. What follows is the coming to terms between the family members over difficult questions of life and death, responsibility, connection, forgiveness, and true meaning. We both really enjoyed this well acted journey to understanding, albeit a flawed, incomplete, and eminently human voyage. Such is life.