A loving farewell to the career of Jiro Horikoshi, the man behind the design of the Japanese fighter plane during World War II, in this Oscar® nominated feature from Studio Ghibli, 73-year-old Hayao Miyazaki's final film.
Young Jiro Horikoshi (Hideaki Anno) is a bespectacled boy who has fantastical dreams of flying airplanes, but when he learns he's unable to fulfil his dream to become a pilot due to poor eyesight, he decides instead to become an aircraft designer.
The Wind Rises is a breathtaking ode to what is and what could be, chronicling a young man's life through key historical events including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war.
"Humanity dreams of flight, but the dream is cursed. Aircraft are destined to become tools for slaughter and destruction."