In The Wind Rises – from director Hayao Miyazaki – Jiro – inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni – dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes. Nearsighted from a young age and thus unable to become a pilot, Jiro joins the aircraft division of a major Japanese engineering company in 1927. His genius is soon recognized, and he grows to become one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, and depicts key historical events that deeply affected the course of Jiro’s life, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. He meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. A tremendous innovator, Jiro leads the aviation world into the future. Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in his creation of the fictional character Jiro – the center of the epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
The Wind Rises is the last movie from acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki.
The Wind Rises arrives in a limited release in the United States (Los Angeles and NYC) on November 8, 2013 – for one week only – to qualify for 2014 Oscar nominations. The film opens in wide release in the United States on February 21, 2014.
FEATURING The Voices of: TBD
DIRECTED BY: Hayao Miyazaki
STUDIO: Walt Disney Pictures