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Kaze tachinu

Hayao Miyazaki Japón, 2013

Duncan Gray's rating of the film El viento se levanta

This is the kind of film Kurosawa used to make in between samurai films: deeply humane portraits of society's supporting players. The theme of trying to live one's life outside (or in spite of) a historical fissure aches with feeling—if this is a "kids' movie", it's the most morally complicated ever made. Miyazaki's animation is rich, taking history partway (but not too far) into fantasy. A masterpiece.