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‘The Wind Rises’ review: Taking the final flight with Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki

‘The Wind Rises’ review: Taking the final flight with Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki

"The Wind Rises" is Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki's last feature film. (Photo courtesy of Encore Films) After a five-year wait for a film directed solely by Hayao Miyazaki, he is finally back with animated feature “The Wind Rises” . But to the dismay of his fans, it’s also the last film from the anime maestro. While many may recall going on flights of fancy with the legendary Japanese filmmaker to the fantasy worlds of “Spirited Away" , “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea” , just to name a few, “The Wind Rises” takes viewers to a different place – one that is more real, personal and bittersweet. Loosely based on Japanese writer Tatsuo Hori's short novel "The Wind Has Risen", written in 1936–1937, “The Wind Rises” chronicles the life of aeronautical engineer Jiro Horikoshi. This is also the first time that a character in a Studio Ghibli animated fea...

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