The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

7:15 | 2 hours, 6 minutes | PG-13 | Animation, Biography, Drama

A 2013 Japanese animated historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and adapted from his own manga of the same name which was loosely based on the short story The Wind Has Risen by Tatsuo Hori, a writer, poet and translator from mid-20th century (Showa period) Japan. Kaze Tachinu is a fictionalised biography of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of the Mitsubishi A5M (featured in the movie) and its famous successor, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Both aircraft were used by the Empire of Japan during World War II.

Miyazaki announced that this was to be his final film before retiring as a feature director, although later on, he withdrew his statement.
The film was the highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan in 2013 and it received generally positive reviews from film critics. It won and was nominated for several awards, including nominations for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.