April 9, 2015

Cinemascope: The Wind Rises

Cinemascope is a regular blog post where I will share with you movies and TV shows I think are worth watching.

Released in 2013.

Plot line: From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Best Animated Feature, SPIRITED AWAY, 2002) comes a spellbinding movie beyond compare. Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world's most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world. 

I loved so many things about this Japanese animated movie. It's the personal story of Jiro and his passions for planes set within a historical context. I loved this window into Japanese culture and aviation history. 

You can see the movie trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this is a movie worth watching.

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