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The Wind Rises 風立ちぬ

FILMS 2015

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Total 34 wins and 39 Nominations

2014 Academy Awards:Nominated Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
2014 Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Annie Awards: Won Outstanding Achivement in Writing in an Animated Feature Production
2014 Award of the Japanese Academy: Won Best Animation Film
2013 Venice Film Festival: Nominated Golden Lion
2014 Tokyo Anime Award: Won Animation of the Year

We must live.

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. 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 Wind Rises chronicles much of his life, and depicts key historical events that affected deeply 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, grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo, and innovates tremendously, leading the aviation world into the future.

Hayao Miyazaki brings together the engineer Jiro Horikoshi and the author Tatsuo Hori, who lived during the time of the story of The Wind Rises, to create Jiro, a fictional character at the center of an epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.

Oscar-winning Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's final masterpiece.

Screen Date Wednesday 18 November 18:30
Venue University of Auckland, Owen G Glenn Building 260-098
Director Hayao Miyazaki (IMDb)
Cast (Voice) Hideaki Anno (IMDb), Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masahiko Nishimura, Morio Kazama, Keiko Takeshita
Website Official Website
The Wind Rises (Madman)
The Wind Rises ( AKA: Kaze tachinu) (IMDb)
Japanese with English Subtitles
2013 | 126 min | Studio Ghibli Animation
Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers.

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