Studio Ghibli’s animation wizard Hayao Miyazaki has declared THE WIND RISES his final film. This breathtaking historical drama soars on the wings of his imagination as Jiro, a small Japanese boy obsessed with airplanes, grows up to design them, even as they become the machines of war. Miyazaki portrays the tumultuous dreams, love, and cataclysmic events that mark Jiro’s life, including the 1923 Kanto earthquake, with searing grandeur and the most startling and inspiring images of flight that his career has yet produced. In Japanese with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)
THE WIND RISES
2013, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 126 min.
- Sat, May 30th 3:00pm
- Tue, Jun 2nd 6:00pm
“Hauntingly beautiful… marked by flights of incredible visual fancy, harrowing images of poverty and destruction, and touches of swooning romance." — Scott Foundas, Variety
“A gentle, supple picture… if this is indeed Miyazaki’s farewell, it’s a fine one." — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune