TFF Cinematheque: "The Wind Rises," 5/7

The Telluride Film Festival’s Cinematheque at the Telluride Library presents another installment of its Contemporary Japanese Cinema series. The upcoming (and final spring) program features the great master, Hayao Miyazaki and his most recent masterpiece, “The Wind Rises,” a special selection at the 40th Telluride Film Festival. The program, FREE to all, takes place on Monday, May 7, 6 p.m., in the Program Room of  Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library. Telluride Film Festival Cinematheque is collaboration between the Telluride Film Festival and the Telluride Library.

Please scroll down to watch the official trailer of “The Wind Rises.”

 

Hayao Miyazaki’s extraordinary animated tale is based on Jiro Horikoshi, a real Japanese historical figure responsible for creating the infamous and lethal “Zero” fighter during the first years of WWII.

The story follows Jiro from a young boy in a provincial Japanese town who dreams of flying airplanes through his journey as a sought-after aeronautical enginee, and through the heartbreak surrounding the sweet love of his life.

“To see ‘The Wind Rises’ is to simultaneously marvel at the work of a master and regret that this film is likely his last,” wrote the LA Times, “Always determined to tell his kind of stories his way, Miyazaki has returned to subject matter close to his heart — the joy and romance of airplanes and flight.”

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Erika Moss Gordon

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