Director: KORE-EDA Hirokazu
Director, producer, soon after graduating from Waseda University in 1987, he joined TV Man Union and directed several prizewinning documentaries. His first feature film Maborosi won the Golden Osella at the Venice IFF in 1995. His second feature Afterlife brought him international acclaim. His feature Nobody Knows won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes IFF. In 2009, he released the film Air Doll, which was nominated in Un Certain Regards at the Cannes Film Festival. Избранная фильмография / Selected Filmography: — Air Doll, 2009 — Still Walking, 2008 — Nobody Knows, 2004 — Afterlife, 1998 — Maborosi, 1995
Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in Kagoshima, southern part of Kyushu region. His brother Ryunosuke lives with their father in Hakata, northern Kyushu, separated due to their parents’ divorce. A new bullet train line in the region will be inaugurated soon, and Koichi starts to believe a “miracle” will happen the first moment these new bullet trains will start moving; his only wish is for his family to live together once again. Koichi sets out on a journey with a group of friends, each hoping to witness a “miracle” come upon their struggling lives.