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'The Wind Rises': Hayao Miyazaki's new film stirs controversy
'The Wind Rises': Hayao Miyazaki's new film stirs controversy

"The Wind Rises," Hayao Miyazaki's first feature directorial effort in five years, will premiere at the Venice and Toronto film festivals in coming weeks, and a new trailer has piqued the curiosity of the 72-year-old animator's devoted fan base. But "The Wind Rises," or "Kaze Tachinu," has already stirred a controversy in Mayazaki's native Japan, where it opened July 20. In stark contrast to Miyazaki's fantasy-based animated family movies such as "Spirited Away," "Ponyo" and "Howl's Moving Castle," "The Wind Rises" is a biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the Zero fighter plane, which the...

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