Two new clips have been released for Studio Ghibli’s THE WIND RISES.
The two clips are entitled “Earthquake” and “Creating a Plane”, and showcase the stunning artistic talent of this legendry studio. They also feature the voice talents of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stanley Tucci.
The farewell masterpiece from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, and Academy Award-winning creator of Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo, The Wind Rises is a fictionalised biography of Jiro Horikoshi, visionary designer of Mitsubishi A6M aircraft. A stunningly beautiful animated epic, the film charts one man’s struggle to achieve his childhood dreams of flight, and paying heartfelt tribute to the power of imagination.
In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Writer and director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
THE WIND RISES hits UK cinemas 9th May 2014