THE WIND RISES - Staff pick selected by Giselle Bueno



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Thu, May 3, 2018 7:00 PM


Staff pick selected by Giselle Bueno


Thursday, May 3 at 7pm

$7 Members | $12 Public

A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A6M World War II fighter plane.

The Wind Rises is a powerful retelling of the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the visionary engineer whose innovative airplane designs for the Japanese military pushed the country’s aviation program to new heights—and ultimately sowed the seeds for the horrors of WWII. 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. Overflowing with breathtaking imagery and profound reflections on creativity, this is a poignant masterwork from Japan’s most beloved living filmmaker. (Japan, 2013, 126 min., PG-13, Japanese with English subtitles | Dir. Hayao Miyazaki)