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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2011: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Miracle

Kore-eda can take a story that you’d normally find sentimentality and craft it so that it is void of sappiness. I don’t need to mention the merits of the filmmaker, but when thinking of the story above I’m thinking back, for different reasons, to films in his filmography: After Life (1998), Distance (2001) and Nobody Knows (2004). Re-teaming with his Air Doll star Joe Odagiri, when Kore-eda “delivers”…his films have the ability of lingering on.

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#58. Miracle

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Producers: Unknown
Distributor: Rights Available.

The Gist: This is a story of two young brothers who live in different cities but thanks to the newly built bullet-train line dream of reuniting their family.….(more)

Cast: Abe Hiroshi and Joe Odagiri

List Worthy Reasons…Kore-eda can take a story that you’d normally find sentimentality and craft it so that it is void of sappiness. I don’t need to mention the merits of the filmmaker, but when thinking of the story above I’m thinking back, for different reasons, to films in his filmography: After Life (1998), Distance (2001) and Nobody Knows (2004). Re-teaming with his Air Doll star Joe Odagiri, when Kore-eda “delivers”…his films have the ability of lingering on.

Release Date/Status?: Currently filming, this should be ready for Cannes 2011.

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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