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The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
'Nayola' Animation Feature by José Miguel Ribeiro: Watch the Trailer
'Nayola' Animation Feature by José Miguel Ribeiro: Watch the Trailer
'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)
Florence Miailhe Designs the BIAF 2022 Poster and Trailer
Florence Miailhe Designs the BIAF 2022 Poster and Trailer
'When The Idea is The Most Important”: Interview with Maja Gehrig (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'When The Idea is The Most Important”: Interview with Maja Gehrig (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
(Exclusive): Garrano Animation Short Trailer by David Doutel and Vasco Sá
(Exclusive): Garrano Animation Short Trailer by David Doutel and Vasco Sá
Animation As Metaphorical Storytelling: Interview with Nils Hedinger (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Animation As Metaphorical Storytelling: Interview with Nils Hedinger (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'I Like Animation Projects That Go Deep Into the Subject': Interview with Saskia von Virág (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'I Like Animation Projects That Go Deep Into the Subject': Interview with Saskia von Virág (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
The Audience Will Always Be Different: Interview with Michael Frei (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
The Audience Will Always Be Different: Interview with Michael Frei (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Animated Multiverse: Review of the Contemporary Swiss Animated Production
Animated Multiverse: Review of the Contemporary Swiss Animated Production
Monoclub Chilemonos 2022: Three Weeks of Animation Activities
Monoclub Chilemonos 2022: Three Weeks of Animation Activities
'I Enjoy Getting Characters Back On the Stage: Interview with Marjolaine Perreten (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'I Enjoy Getting Characters Back On the Stage: Interview with Marjolaine Perreten (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Exploring Different, Animated Worlds: Interview with Team Tumult (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Exploring Different, Animated Worlds: Interview with Team Tumult (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Swiss Animation Focus at Annecy Festival: A Comprehensive Guide
Swiss Animation Focus at Annecy Festival: A Comprehensive Guide
55 European Animation Features Per Year. Do We Watch Them and Are They Enough?
55 European Animation Features Per Year. Do We Watch Them and Are They Enough?
Flow by Gints Zilbalodis: First Teaser
Flow by Gints Zilbalodis: First Teaser
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Russian Animation Artists Against the War
Russian Animation Artists Against the War
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Zoon by Jonatan Schwenk: Interview
Zoon by Jonatan Schwenk: Interview

 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.