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Kaze tachinu

Hayao Miyazaki Japón, 2013

Matthew Martens's rating of the film El viento se levanta

A tender, touching valediction from a master craftsman, The Wind Rises, like so much of Miyazaki's work, deals gently with fraught subject-matter, ruefully acknowledging the complicity of artists and other dreamers with those who would turn their unworldly dreams to all-too-worldly, deadly ends. The same wind that lifts us up crashes us back to earth, but not soaring is no option at all.