THE WIND RISES (PG)

WHO’S IN IT? (ENGLISH VERSION)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon), Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), John Krasinski (Away We Go), Martin Short (Three Amigos), Werner Herzog (Jack Reacher), William H. Macy (Fargo), Darren Criss (Glee), Mae Whitman (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings)

WHO’S IN IT? (JAPANESE VERSION)

Hideaki Anno (Funky Forest), Miori Takimoto (Higanjima), Hidetoshi Nishijima (Cut), Masahiko Nishimura (Princess Mononoke), Steve Alpert (film debut), Morio Kazama (Shanghai Rhapsody), Mirai Shida (Arrietty), Jun Kunimura (Audition), Shinobu Otake (Poppoya), Nomura Mansai (Ran)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), director, writer; Toshio Suzuki (Princess Mononoke), producer; Joe Hisaishi (Howl’s Moving Castle), composer

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

A fictionalised biography of Jiro Horikoshi (Gordon-Levitt in English; Anno in Japanese), who designed the Mitsubishi A5M and Mitsubishi A6M Zero aircraft, as used by the Japanese during the Second World War…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The Wind Rises is a beautifully sombre tale, not least because it’s the final film by acclaimed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki before his retirement.

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FRIDAY 9TH MAY 2014

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