Toronto Film Festival to Screen Miyazaki, Ghibli's The Wind Rises Film
posted on by Karen Ressler
The Toronto International Film Festival has added Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's newest film The Wind Rises to its list of screening films. The screening will mark the film's North American premiere.
The Wind Rises opened in Japan on July 20, and the film earned 961 million yen (about US$9.66 million) to top Japan's box office for the weekend. The film centers on Jirō Horikoshi (played by Evangelion director Hideaki Anno), the designer of Japan's famed Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane of World War II. The film is also screening at the Venice International Film Festival, which will be held from August 28-September 7.
Other Japanese-produced films screening at the event include Sang-Il Lee's Yurusarezaru Mono remake of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven film starring Ken Watanabe, Hirokazu Kore-eda's Like Father, Like Son (Soshite Chichi ni Naru), which won the Jury Prize at Cannes in May, Hitoshi Matsumoto's R100, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Real, and Sion Sono's Why Don't You Play in Hell?. Additionally, the festival will screen Yasujiro Ozu's final film An Autumn Afternoon (Sanma no Aji).
The festival will reveal its scheduling details for the September 5-15 event in Toronto, Ontario on August 20.