I Wish (Kiseki)

I Wish
  • 2011
  • Japan
  • 2h 8min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Koki Maeda, Ohshirô Maeda, Ryôga Hayashi
  • Language: Japanese
  • UK release: 1 February 2013

Young brothers Koichi and Ryunosuke (played by real-life Maeda brothers) are separated when their parents divorce, but plan to reunite. An unsentimental, life-affirming story about growing up, anchored by delightful performances from the brothers and a bittersweet sense of realism.

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I Wish

4 Feb 20134 stars

Hirokazu Koreeda's childhood fable is a small, poignant film that fulfils its humble ambitions

Somewhere between the cheery naturalism of Wong Kar-wai’s Chunking Express and the warm whimsy of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, writer/director Hirokazu Koreeda’s I Wish delivers a slight, but powerful story about growing up. No Hollywood-style…

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