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Kaze tachinu

Hayao Miyazaki Japón, 2013

OFF_FRAME's rating of the film El viento se levanta

Beautifully animated with a warm pallet in line with Ponyo, Wind Rises seeks to explore the rise and fall of life and creative energy by using the wind as it's metaphor. For the most part it succeeds, with some wonderful moments of lucidity and reflection only accessible with old age. It does lag tho in parts and several relationship scenes are repetitive without adding in development. 3.5 stars