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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #38. Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Producer(s): Toshio Suzuki
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: English voice cast TBA

It’s been four years since Ponyo, but the creator of My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away needs know introduction in our books.

Gist: Based on the novel by Tatsuo Hori, this is a look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Release Date: Depending on where the emphasis is placed internationally, Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso 2 might receive a coveted festival slot beforehand. The Wind Rises will be released in Japan this year, but we might have to wait as we usually do for domestic play in the U.S.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).


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