"The Wind Rises". Fine impressionist aeronautics

Since childhood, Jiro Horikoshi’s dream has been to design and make aircraft like those of Giovanni Battista Caproni’s. In his last movie, Hayao Miyazaki - animation guru who has been awarded the Academy Honorary Award for a life's work in filmmaking - tells the story of this young aeronautical engineer that goes down in history as the designer of the most famous Japanese fighter: the Mitsubishi A6M “Zero”.

Beyond his achievements and sharpness, Jiro is a sensitive person, a dreamer. His love for his wife, and his passion for aeronautics and his country mingle in a story where planes are portrayed as ‘beautiful dreams’. We also find distinctive features of this industry during the first half of the 21st century in Japan and Germany. Aerodynamics, inspiration, tenacity and the design of wing roots blend in with gorgeous impressionist images in The Wind Rises, which is perhaps cartoonist and director Miyazaki’s least fantasy and children-oriented film. The fact that his father was also an aeronautical engineer might have had something to do with it...

"The Wind Rises". Fine impressionist aeronautics


"Trees and people used to be good friends"

Author of animation masterpieces like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle or Ponyo, Miyazaki puts the cap on his career with his film, leaving an indelible mark on the spectator.

As a final comment, we would like to bring up the fact that, in the film, one of the characters tells someone that artists, like engineers, are only at their most creative for a period of ten years... Go ahead and make the best of your time while you can.


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