I Want to Go Home (2017 film)

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I Want to Go Home
Directed by Wesley Leon Aroozoo
Produced by Ho Shengjuan
Wesley Leon Aroozoo
Release date
  • October 2017 (2017-10) (BIFF)
  • December 2, 2017 (2017-12-02) (SGIFF)
Running time
60 minutes
Country Singapore, Japan
Language Japanese

I Want to Go Home is a 2017 documentary film by filmmaker Wesley Leon Aroozoo. It made its world premiere at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival, competing in the Wide Angle Documentary Competition, and its international premiere at the 28th Singapore International Film Festival in 2017. The documentary follows the story of Yasuo Takamatsu, a 58-year-old Japanese man whose wife was lost in the 2011 tsunami and has been diving every week around the small coastal town of Onagawa in search of her.[1][2]

The documentary is distributed by IMPLEO Inc (Worldwide Rights) and Golden Tree (Mainland China Rights).

Aroozoo also wrote a novel, of the same name, based on Takamatsu's life and his own journey to meet the Japanese man. It is published by Math Paper Press.


  1. ^ Wong, Casandra (16 September 2017). "Lasalle teacher gets his 'biggest break' at Busan Film Fest 2017". Today. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  2. ^ "I Want To Go Home". SGIFF. 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2018.