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The Wind Rises to Play at Hawaii Int'l Film Fest

posted on 2013-09-12 15:45 EDT
Hayao Miyazki's final film screening on October 10

The 33rd Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) announced on Wednesday that it will screen Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises film with English subtitles for its opening night on October 10. The film will screen once at 6:00 p.m., and tickets will sell for US$20 for the general public and US$15 for members.

The Wind Rises, which stars Evangelion director Hideaki Anno as main character Jirō Horikoshi, the designer of Japan's famed Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane of World War II, opened in Japan on July 20. Miyazaki announced his retirement earlier this month, making The Wind Rises his 11th and final film.

The Toronto International Film Festival is screening the film's North American premiere from September 11 to September 15, and the film will make its United States debut at the 51st New York Film Festival between September 27 and October 13. Disney's Touchstone Pictures will screen the film in Los Angeles and New York for an Oscar-qualifying run starting November 8. Both the English dubbed version and the English subtitled version will open in North American theaters on February 21.

The festival also announced that it will screen Hitoshi Matsumoto's live-action film R100. Previously-announced animated films include the Captain Harlock CG-animated film and a remastered version of the 1985 film Night on the Galactic Railroad. Previously-announced live-action films include the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film, Sion Sono's Why Don't You Play in Hell?, Yuzo Asahara's A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story, Shuichi Okita's A Story of Yonosuke, Junya Sakino's Sake-Bomb, Shin Togashi's Oshin, Takashi Innami's The God Of Ramen, and Hirokazu Kore-eda's Like Father, Like Son.

Last year's HIFF screened Wolf Children, the live-action Thermae Romae film, several Hayao Miyazaki films, Ultraman Saga, and the Korean animation The King of Pigs.


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