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The Wind Rises review: Miyazaki’s final vision

Can the great auteur really be retiring?

By Alex Christofi  

“Miyazaki would rather make each moment beautiful than cut to the chase” © Studiocanal

The animator-auteur Hayao Miyazaki has announced his retirement many times before, most famously after the success of Princess Mononoke (1997). Unlike most retired people, he has continued to make films, winning an Oscar for Spirited Away (2001) and receiving a nomination for Howl’s Moving Castle (2004). He has claimed that his latest, The Wind Rises (out in the UK on 9th May), really will be his last. “This time I am quite serious,” Miyazaki told the Associated Press

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