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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, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).


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