The Wind Rises

Posted on March 5, 2014


The Wind Rises – A young Japanese boy, Jiro Horikoshi, dreams of designing planes one day. He is visited in his dreams by a great Italian plane designer, Caproni, who encourages him. This is based on the fictionalized biography of Horikoshi who invented the Mitsubishi A5M, a fighter plane used in WWII. With his Harry Potter glasses, Horikoshi is a very smart and kind boy. Along the way he meets a girl and years later they reconnect and fall in love.

It’s a beautifully done animated film and was nominated as Best Foreign Animated. It feels a little long but is really very nice.

Posted in: March 2014