A new subtitled trailer for Studio Ghibli's The Wind Rises
Ahead of its US premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, here's a new trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises...
A new Studio Ghibli film's always cause for celebration, particularly when it's made by co-founder and master animator, Hayao Miyazaki. His latest film, The Wind Rises, is something of a departure, in that it's a historical drama with no hint of the fantastical overtones you might associate with him. It is, however, a return to a more ambitious scale of storytelling after the relatively intimate, simple fairytale, Ponyo. The Wind Rises is about aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi, covering a decade of his life through the Kanto Earthquake and World War Two, and all the turbulence and tragedy that went with it.
As you can see from the trailer below, it's animated with Studio Ghibli's usual care and attention to detail, and it's refreshing to see that its difficult subject matter hasn't harmed its performance at the Japanese box-office - it's currently been parked at the number one spot for the past month.
Lucky visitors to the Toronto Film Festival will have the chance to see its US premiere, which makes us rather jealous, to say the least - going by the release dates of previous Ghibli films, we could be waiting until 2015 until it's distributed in the UK.
Until then, we'll just have to immerse ourselves in the sumptuous colour of the newly subtitled footage below. We've watched that earthquake sequence four times now, and it still makes us shudder. Simply magnificent.
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