Nov 19, 2013

The Wind Rises

Sadly dubbed as Hayao Miyazaki's 'farewell masterpiece,' The Wind Rises finally gets it's US trailer debut, and it's a bittersweet one. Dubbed as a high point of Hayao Miyazaki's directorial career by critics, the movie will be making it's way to US theaters in late February on a wide release under Disney's Touchstone Pictures banner. While it's sad to see him that seat, after seeing his son capture that essence that makes Ghibli movies quintessentially 'Ghibli' with Up On Poppy Hill, I'm not too sad. Looking forward to watching this one in theaters.

The Wind Rises is Miyazaki’s take on the life and times of early 20th century aeronautical engineer Jiro Horikoshi, blending aspects of the real-life Horikoshi’s experiences with fictionalized elements (based on the novel written by author/poet Tatsuo Hori). As such, the film is thematically a fitting capstone to Miyazaki’s career-work, as it explores the impact of WWI on Japanese society – in addition to the lead-up to the second World War.

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