TAIWAN – I Wish, a national film uniting the efforts of Christian director, Guozhi Xu, Christian screenwriter, Yue Qingqing, and Christian actor, Black Man (Chen Jianzhou), will be released in all major theatres in Taiwan on Nov. 30.
At the I Wish movie pre-screening meeting, Christian ministers responded enthusiastically. Some even cried after watching the film.
Mayor of Taichung, Hu Zhiqiang, and director Li Gang were also present to show their avid support. They recommended this film and hope that more people can take actions to support a quality national film production.
Even though this film was categorized as a gospel movie and the director and the majority of the casts and stage crews (even music used) were Christians, Xu thinks that it is not the case.
“I hope that people with all kinds of background can watch this film. Brothers and sister in Christ are not compelled to support just because it is a gospel film. We simply want to make a film that can touch the heart of people and influence their lives,” expressed Xu in an interview with Good TV.
Through this film, not only can the love of God be revealed, but it can also serve as a reminder to everyone about some things of children, a father, forgiveness, and hope.
I Wish is a story of a journey between ten year old boy and his singer father, who he just met. To search for this father, Li Bin (Blackman), Qi Mia gets a ride with the mailman on a motorcycle to go to Taipei.
After their meeting, they experience a series of amazing events. Then, because Li is running away from his debts, he brings Qi to an elementary school in the mountains to teach music.
Li finds himself interacting with a group of kids from the countryside, who he can't click well with. Through the sending of music notes and the wish of a young girl with cancer, Li finds the hope in life and the last opportunity to have a conversation between father and son….
[Editor's note: Ian Huang from Taiwan contributed to this article.]