Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film has been selected to be screened in the next New York Film Festival, making it the only animated movie to appear in the lineup of films for this year’s festival.
The 51st New York Film Festival announced on Monday that it will screen Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki‘s Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) anime film as a part of its main lineup. The screening will mark the U.S. premiere of the film. Tickets are to go on sale for the public on September 8th, 2013. Before the movie is screened in the festival, however, its North American premiere of the film will be screened in the Toronto International Film Festival in early September.
The film opened in Japan on July 20th, 2013 and has grossed nearly $75 million. The film centers on Jirō Horikoshi (played by Evangelion director Hideaki Anno), the designer of Japan’s famed Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane of World War II.
Original work honoring Jirou Horikoshi and Tatsuo Hori.
Hayao Miyazaki’s 2009 manga mini-series Kaze Tachinu focuses on Jirou Horikoshi, the designer of Japan’s famed Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane of World War II. Tatsuo Hori’s 1936–37 novelette Kaze Tachinu follows the tentative relationship between a male narrator and Setsuko who suffers from encroaching tuberculosis.