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The Big Wish

Australia, 1990 (MIFF 1990, Fiction)

Director: Esben Storm

The Big Wish is a modern fairytale which deals with the enchanted world of fairies and goblins.

Fairy law decrees that they must give away seven wishes to human beings every hundred years or they will lose their magical powers. Prince Wilton is sent to Earth to dispose of the wishes, but the only one who will believe him is Christopher Walter Pratt (CW) and Prince Wilton has only until sunset to give the wishes!

CW doesn't realise that the last wish lasts forever and he discovers that to have everything he could wish for, is not what he thought it would be. Chosen for children for its messages about friendship and identity. Also dealt with are the differences and similarities between fairy culture and the human culture of CW.

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