Hayao Miyazaki‘s The Wind Rises is set for limited release in North American theaters on February 21 and will expand a week later, Disney and Studio Ghibli announced tonight. Under the Touchstone Pictures banner, the film also will play Oscar-qualifying engagements in New York and Los Angeles on November 8-14. The Wind Rises — which has been the No. 1 film in Japan for the past eight weeks — made its international debut at the Venice Film Festival this month, where it was revealed that this would be Oscar winner Miyazaki’s last film. The animated pic features a mix of the real-life stories of aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi and poet Tatsuo Hori. It had its North American premiere tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival.
‘The Wind Rises’ Set For North American Release In February
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