Poster for the movie The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

2014 Animated

Jiro (Gordon-Levitt) has been interested in and attracted to airplanes since he was a boy. Unable to become a pilot due to his poor eyesight, Jiro goes on to join a major Japanese engineering company and becomes one of the world’s leading airplane designers, following in the footsteps of the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. The story follows Jiro’s life and major experiences, including the Great Kanto Earthquake, the Great Depression, Jiro falling in love and his role designing fighter planes when Japan entered the Second World War.

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