Friday, September 16, 2016

Otsukimi 2016 and from our film club: Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' (2013)

by aleks
Our  full/harvest moon viewing ceremony is tomorrow, and sold out, unfortunately: if you don't have the tickets look here for the report from the event...

But you can still make it to the film screening on Oct. 5th, Wed. at noon till 3 pm at the Tateuchi Community Room:  we will be showing Hayao Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' (2013).  (Japanese: 風立ちぬ Kaze Tachinu) - it is a 2013 Japanese animated historical drama film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli.

The film is a fictionalized biopic of Jiro Horikoshi (1903–1982), designer of the Mitsubishi A5M fighter aircraft and its successor, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, used by the Empire of Japan during World War II. The film is adapted from Miyazaki's manga of the same name, which was in turn loosely based on the 1937 short story The Wind Has Risen by Tatsuo Hori. It was the final film directed by Miyazaki before his retirement in September 2013. The Wind Rises was the highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan in 2013 and received widespread critical acclaim. It won and was nominated for several awards, including nominations for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.

The film trailer here:

It's for all of you Garden volunteers, lovers, friends and all other Japanese films aficionados: i'm sure you'd  fit somewhere there?:)  C YA!

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