The Wind Rises is a Animated, Historical Fantasy. It tells the story in Japan’s Taisho Era (1912-1926), where a country boy decides to become an aircraft designer. He dreams of building a plane that flies like the beautiful wind.
Writer and director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to the author, Tatsuo Hori, and the aircraft designer, engineer Jiro Horikoshi, in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
Hayao said when embarking on the film, “I want to create something that is realistic, fantastic, at times caricatured, but as a whole, a beautiful film.”
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The Wind Rises – Official Information
In The Wind Rises, Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni.
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.
The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo.
Writer and director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
From Studio Ghibli, The Wind Rises is slated for limited release in North American theaters on Feb 21, 2014, and expanded release on Feb 28, 2014, under the Touchstone Pictures banner. The film will also open for Academy Award® qualification engagements in New York and Los Angeles Nov. 8-14, 2013, showcasing the original film in Japanese with English subtitles.
Voice cast Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masahiko Nishimura, Stephen Alpert, Morio Kazama, Keiko Takeshita, Mirai Shida. Directed, Original Story and Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki. Producer Toshio Suzuki.
Genre: Animated/Historical/Fantasy. Rating: PG-13
The Wind Rises – Theatrical Release dates
US – February 21, 2014 (limited), February 28, 2014 (wider release)