Screening Time: 2:00 PM, 13th October 2014
Speaker: Patrick Allen
Duration: 126 min
About the film:
“Hayao Miyazaki‘s ‘final feature’ is a breathtaking dream of flying crafted with hand-drawn attention to detail – a rich treat for the eye and soul alike. ” (Mark Kermode, The Observer)
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.
Jiro falls in love with Nahoko, whilst growing and cherishing his friendship with his colleague, Honjo. This is against the backdrop of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war.
A stunning film from Studio Ghibli’s acclaimed Miyazaki.