I Wish



Friday, 28 March 2014: I Wish

Friday, 28 March 2014, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan 2011, 127 mins, PG

“It’s hard to remember a better film about pre-teen life than I Wish: every performance works, every character fits, every observation rings true. It’s best summed up by its original Japanese title, Kiseki: ‘miracle’” Time Out

Twelve-year-old Koichi and his brother Ryunosuke have been separated by their parent’s divorce and live far away from each other, each with one parent. Kiochi’s only wish is to reunite his family. When he finds out that a brand new train line is to be built linking their two home towns he starts to believe that the first passing of the high-speed bullet trains will set reconciliation and reunification in motion, he embarks on a journey to witness the miracle.

Further reading

  1. Roger Ebert
  2. Salon
  3. Wall Street Journal
  4. Eye for Film
  5. Guardian
  6. Time Out
  7. Sight and Sound
  8. Video essay: The world according to Koreeda
  9. The films of Hirokazu Koreeda