The Wind Rises
In 1925, Jiro Horikoshi, a talented aeronautical engineer, is assigned by Mitsubishi to design a Japanese fighter plane. His mentor, Giovanni Battista Caproni tells Jiro, “The world is better for the beauty of planes, even if humankind might put them to terrible purposes.” While at Imperial University, Jiro falls in love with Nahoko Satomi. Nahoko refuses to marry a heartbroken Jiro because she has tuberculosis, then an incurable disease. Jiro perfects the fighter plane but witnesses how his planes start World War II (Pearl Harbor) and the ultimate destruction of Japan.
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Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 88%
- Metacritic Score: 83
Academy Awards: Nominated, Best Animated Feature
Boston Society of Film Critics: Winner, Best Animated Feature
Golden Globe Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
National Board of Review: Winner, Best Animated Film
New York Film Critics Circle: Winner, Best Animated Film
Toronto Film Critics Association: Winner, Best Animated Feature
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Hayao Miyazaki’s hauntingly beautiful historical epic draws a sober portrait of Japan between the two World Wars. The Wind Rises is an elegiac, hauntingly beautiful historical drama inspired by the life of aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi.
Hayao Miyazaki’s final feature is a breathtaking dream of flying crafted with hand-drawn attention to detail – a rich treat for the eye and soul alike.
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