The Wind Rises
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
2013, Japan, 126 minutes, Digital, PG-13; Common Sense Media Rating Age 11+
Japanese with English Subtitles
The final masterpiece from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) comes a spellbinding movie beyond compare. Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
“A work of immense mystery and strangeness, loaded with unforgettable images, spectacular sweeps of color and nested, hidden meanings” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com
“While it’s not quite as magical as some of his previous films, it makes a fitting and often moving farewell.” – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times