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69 Animation Shorts for BIAF 2022
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Escape Velocity by Tamás Rebák
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400+ Restored Polish Animation Films Now Online
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Linoleum Animation Festival 2022 Presents 'Sensitive Content'
41 Animation Shorts for Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2022
41 Animation Shorts for Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2022
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Garbage Man, The Memories of a Family: Interview with Laura Gonçalves
New Executive Board for ASIFA
New Executive Board for ASIFA
Telling Stories Is Like Breathing: A Conversation with Signe Baumane
Telling Stories Is Like Breathing: A Conversation with Signe Baumane
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
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Things That Disappear by Changsoo Kim (Contemporary Korean Animation Series)
Brazil and The Iberian Peninsula Animation at Annecy Festival 2022
Brazil and The Iberian Peninsula Animation at Annecy Festival 2022
Annecy Festival 2022 (Perspectives & Off-Limits): Our Top Picks
Annecy Festival 2022 (Perspectives & Off-Limits): Our Top Picks
New Trailer for 'Inu-Oh' by Masaaki Yuasa
New Trailer for 'Inu-Oh' by Masaaki Yuasa
'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Perlimps by Alê Abreu: A Forest and A Trailer
Perlimps by Alê Abreu: A Forest and A Trailer
‘Nayola’ Film Review: When the Animation Is More That the Art of Movement
‘Nayola’ Film Review: When the Animation Is More That the Art of Movement
'A Film Is Like Planning A House Build': Interview with Jonathan Laskar (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'A Film Is Like Planning A House Build': Interview with Jonathan Laskar (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
On Fairytales and Slugs: Interview with Aline Höchli (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
On Fairytales and Slugs: Interview with Aline Höchli (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer

 English clips from the Oscar-nominated Hayao Miyazaki film.

 Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) is based on the manga of the same name by Hayo Miyazaki appearing in the magazine Model Graphix in 2009. The manga is itself based on a short story by Tatsuo Hori,  which fictionalizes the life of Jiro  Horikoshi. He was the man who designed the Zero fighter plane, used in the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack.

The film first acquired buzz when Studio Ghibli anounced that this will be the last film for the celebrated auteur . Complaints were also made for depicting the country's militaristic past and the dangers of changing its pacifist constitution..

Now an Oscar-nominated film (Best Animated Feature),  The Wind Rises is more sober than the latest directorial effort of Ponyo (2008).

Joseph Gordon-Levitt voices Jiro Horikoshi in the English version, along with Emily Blunt (Naoko Satomi), John Krasinski, William H. Macy, Mandy Patinkin, Stanley Tucci, Elijah Wood and Werner Herzog as Castorp.

"Earthquake":

 

 

The English trailer:

 

The Wind Rises opens (US) on February 28, 2014.