Previously at the ICA - Films
9 May 2014 – 16 Jul 2014
'Brilliant… Another Miyazaki masterpiece.'
– Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
'Heartbreaking… A sweeping animated epic.' ★★★★★
– Little White Lies
★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ The Guardian
With The Wind Rises, visionary director Miyazaki delivers his farewell masterpiece – and once again defies the conventional limitations of animation.
The life of Jiro Horikoshi, the engineer who designed the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, is hardly traditional animated fare, especially when it comes from the dreamy minds at Studio Ghibli. But as films such as Persepolis have shown, animation can be a powerful tool, even with incredibly difficult and divisive subject matter. Young Horikoshi is fascinated by flight, and dedicates his life to building flying machines. But with Japan’s entry into World War II, he begins to feel a terrible guilt because of the machines he has devised and the deaths they have caused.
This profound and beautiful film deftly combines Ghibli’s mesmerising style with a love story, and asks hard questions about humanity, creation and invention.
Dubbed English screening (no subtitles): Sun 11 May, 6.20pm
The Wind Rises, dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 2013, 128 mins, Japanese with English subtitles
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