Concrete Playground has five double passes to giveaway to I WISH which opens in cinemas August 16 2012. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: I WISH to go in the draw. You must be subscribed to Concrete Playground in order to win the tickets.
12 year old Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in Kagoshima, in the southern region of Kyushu, Japan. His younger brother Ryunosuke lives with their father in Hakata, northern Kyushu. The brothers have been separated by their parents’ divorce and Koichi’s only wish is for his family to be reunited. When he learns that a new bullet train line will soon open linking the two towns, he starts to believe that a miracle will take place the moment these new trains first pass each other at top speed. With help from the adults around him, Koichi sets out on a journey with a group of friends, each hoping to witness a miracle that will improve their difficult lives.
“A gem of world cinema by a gifted master of the craft” –The Guardian
I WISH was created out of the desire to make a movie that centered on the Kyushu Shinkansen Line. His intention was not to create a movie to promote the shinkansen or Kyushu, but to create a movie that anyone could relate to and be moved by.
July 16, 2012 by Auckland Editor