3 years ago
Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni.
Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo.
Festivals and awards:
Aсademy Award Nomination — Best Animated Feature
Golden Globe Nomination — Best Foreign Language Feature
Venice Film Festival — participation
Kinema Junpo Award Nomination — Best Film
New York International Film Festival — participation
Genre: animation, biography
Translation: Russian subtitles
Runtime: 2h 6min
Director: Hayao Miyazaki