keswick film festival

I Wish (Kiseki) (NC)

2011, Japan, 128 mins, Hirokazu Koreeda

Showing Fri 22 February, 3pm

I Wish (Kiseki) (NC)

This production ended on 22/02/2013


Location: Alhambra

Two brothers divided because of their parents separation long to re-unite their family. When they learn that, if you wish at the exact moment two bullet-trains pass each other, then that wish will be granted they set off to achieve their mutual wish. Helped by friends, some of whom have wishes of their own, teachers, family and strangers, the two boys embark on their quest. This is a wonderful evocation of childhood innocence, sense of wonder, trust and friendship and all without cloying sentimentality. Hirokazu’s films (Afterlife, Nobody Knows and Still Walking) have played to large and enthusiastic audiences in Keswick and with I Wish, it is expected he will add to this tally.

‘Built around performances by two real-life brothers who are as unaffected, spirited and lovable as I can imagine, and one of the pleasures of "I Wish" is simply spending time with them.’ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Thanks to Verve Pictures

Prices £5