The Wind Rises - Review

Dreams are hard work. They require blueprints, scaffolding, and a lot of man-hours. No one knows that more than animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki, who has invested decades of meticulous craftsmanship in putting the delicate and effervescent creations of his imagination (Spirited AwayMy Neighbor Totoro) onto the screen. Perhaps that's why Miyazaki feels such a kinship with Jiro Horikoshi, the early-20th-century aeronautical engineer who also spent much of his existence hunched over a drafting table making his flights of fancy a reality, and whose life serves as the basis for The Wind Rises, the director's first film in five years — and, according to recent interviews, his last.

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