SESSION: Monday 11th February at 7:30pm



THE WIND RISES POSTER

The Wind Rises

(2013, dir. Hayao Miyazaki, w/ Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura)

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.93.93.93.9(IMDB rating)

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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

(2013, dir. Mami Sunada, w/ Hayao Miyazaki, Yumiko Miyoshi, Toshio Suzuki, Shinsuke Nonaka)

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness will start at approximately 10:02pm, and finish at approximately 12:06am.

Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.93.93.93.9(IMDB rating)