The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

Animated drama from Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away) – the ‘farewell masterpiece’ from Japanese filmmaking legend Hayao Miyazaki – set in Japan during World War II, exploring the life of fighter plane designer Jiro Horikoshi. The English-language voice cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski. Nominated for the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival 2013 and Best Animated Feature at the 2014 Academy Awards.

Jiro (Gordon-Levitt) dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni (Tucci). Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers, earning the respect of prominent industry greats. As Jiro goes through key historical events – including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war – he meets and falls in love with Nahoko (Blunt), and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo (Krasinski).

2013Rating: PG126 minsJapan
AnimatedKids & FamilyWar
92%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Hauntingly beautiful historical epic draws a sober portrait.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Even Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli wizardry can't ward off this story's jinxes.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

With its complex diminuendo, underlines Mr. Miyazaki's much longer, richly creative odyssey.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

I wanted to love it, tried to love it and then went down in flames.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A film about the beauty of flight and the prelude to war, whose astonishing visuals shout that life is wonderful.

0

I'm disappointed by Hayao Miyazaki's latest work. It's narrative is too flat. Not to mention it cuts the film into halves on love and dream. By putting those separate pieces together doesn't make a complete story.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Hauntingly beautiful historical epic draws a sober portrait.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Even Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli wizardry can't ward off this story's jinxes.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

With its complex diminuendo, underlines Mr. Miyazaki's much longer, richly creative odyssey.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

I wanted to love it, tried to love it and then went down in flames.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A film about the beauty of flight and the prelude to war, whose astonishing visuals shout that life is wonderful.

0

I'm disappointed by Hayao Miyazaki's latest work. It's narrative is too flat. Not to mention it cuts the film into halves on love and dream. By putting those separate pieces together doesn't make a complete story.

3.0
0