The Wind Rises

By April 3, 20152015 FilmFest

April 19, 2015 12:00pm

SilverCity Theatre A

Japan

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Featuring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short
Runtime: 126 minutes
Language: English
Rating: PG

Academy Award & Golden Globe Nominations (2014): Best Animated Feature
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, Boston Society of Film Critics, National Board of Review, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards: Best Animated Feature

“A work of immense mystery and strangeness, loaded with unforgettable images, spectacular sweeps of color and nested, hidden meanings.” -Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

“At 73, Miyazaki’s farewell is many things — gorgeous, beckoning, compassionate…it soars above child’s play.”—Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

A work of ethereal complexity and immense beauty, The Wind Rises is maestro Hayao Miyazaki’s swan song is his most unique animated work.

Miyazaki weaves a story that spans decades. The protagonist of The Wind Rises is inspired by two characters that existed in real life: Jiro Horikoshi, visionary designer of the famed Zero fighter; and Tatsuo Hori, author of the novel bearing the film’s title donde conseguir viagra sin receta.

Jiro regularly meets Caproni, an Italian aeronautical engineer who designs the most amazing flying machines. With Caproni’s guidance, Jiro manages to enter Tokyo’s university. His intelligence and dedication will lead him to become an elite engineer, and creator of the state-of-the-art fighter bomber put into service just as Japan was contemplating war with the US.

The Wind Rises elaborates on themes of personal interest to Miyazaki in aviation and ecology. Jiro, in his stubborn idealism, seems to embody Miyazaki’s own genius, and his world carries a disturbing resemblance to today’s Japan, embodied in the message of hope and endurance of the film’s tag line, “Ikineba,” which in Japanese means “we have to live.”

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