The Wind Rises (Japanese with English Subtitles)

Brief bloody image, smoking scenes.

About this Film

Oscar-nominated animation 'The Wind Rises' tells the life story of Jiro, a wannabe pilot who goes on to become a skilled aeronautical engineer at a major Japanese firm.

Jiro's dreams of becoming a pilot are thwarted by his bad eyesight, so instead, he directs his focus towards another lofty quest: becoming an aeronautical engineer. While honing his talent for aircraft design, he meets the love of his life, but some of the darker chapters in Japan's history threaten to bring his dreams crashing down

'The Wind Rises' is written and directed by Japanese master animator Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away).

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  • Cast members
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt
  • Running time
    127 minutes
  • Directed by
    Hayao Miyazaki
  • Language


Reviews & Ratings

Reviews in the press

Total Film - 4/5 Stars

Not the new Spinal Tap album…

Hayao Miyazaki has threatened to retire before, most notably after 1997’s glorious eco-fable Princess Mononoke. This time though, he might really mean it. Even without his signature fantasy flourishes the Japanimation giant’s wise, wistful 11th feature resembles a sayonara, a summation.

Looking back to cherished first dreams, it reflects on the arc of a career and asks what constitutes a life well spent. Along the way, it revisits core Miyazaki themes, soaring between nature’s power and the promise of flight with great elegance.

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A classic

Reviewer: MoeezDate: 2014-05-12

Amazing, inspirational, tragic, and in some ways terrifying. Emotional rollercoaster. Destined to be a classic. Go into this blind. The music is marvellous, with the theme and mix of culture styles. The Wind Rises, much like Grave of the Fireflies is mainly for adults. There is still the fantastical in dream scenes, but this is a mature life drama all the way.

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