Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki’s swan song is a dreamy look into the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the famed engineer behind the legendary Zero fighters – most famously used by the Japanese army in World War 2. Like all of Miyazaki’s works, this lyrical biopic is characterized by vivid animation, sumptuous fantasy sequences and whimsical characters. But at its heart, this is a melodramatic ode to the creative process – complete with all the frustrations, disappointments and joy that accompanies it.
Running time: 126 minutes
Distributor: Walt Disney
Rating: PG-13 for some disturbing images and smoking