• © 2013 Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli, NDHDMTK

  • © 2013 Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli, NDHDMTK

  • © 2013 Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli, NDHDMTK

The Wind Rises

(Kaze tachinu)

Original Japanese version
MPA Rating: PG-13


Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masahiko Nishimura,

In 1991, discussing Japan’s endorsement of (and his opposition to) the Gulf War, Hayao Miyazaki wrote, “I think I might find an entry point for [a] film in my hazy thoughts about how our country has not yet made a full accounting of the Second World War.” The Wind Rises may be that film, an emotional accounting of the war and its buildup through the intimate, fictionalized biography of Jiro Horikoshi, the brilliant, exacting aeronautical engineer who designed the deadly Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter planes. Tracing young Jiro’s early infatuation with flight, the film transforms into a “devastatingly honest lament for the corruption of beauty” (David Ehrlich, IndieWire). 

Jeff Griffith-Perham
  • Hayao Miyazaki
Based On
  • Miyazaki's manga
  • Japanese
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 126 mins

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