I Wish: A Film by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

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Twelve-year-old Koichi lives with his mother and grandparents in a small town by a smoking volcano. His parents’ divorce has split the family, with his younger brother Ryu and their feckless rock musician dad living over a hundred miles away. Koichi yearns for his family to be reunited, and when he learns that a new bullet train line will soon open—linking the two towns—he starts to believe that the combined energy when two trains pass each other at top speed could make his wish come true. With the help of friends, Koichi organizes an expedition to the mid-point of the train lines, with Ryu coming from the other direction—all of them thinking about what they would most like to wish for. A sweet ode to what we value in life, written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Nobody Knows, Still Walking, After Life), who is known for his keen depictions of the trials and tribulations of everyday existence, the innocent minds of children and the warmth of family life. 128 minutes. Rated PG for mild thematic elements, language and smoking.

There will be a special screening of this movie Wednesday, June 6th at 10am at the Lagoon Cinema and it will be available for regular showings starting June 15th.

 

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