A highly fictionalised biography of aeronautical engineer Jiro Horikoshi (Anno), who joined Mitsubishi in 1927 and went on to design the A6M1 fighter plane, better known during World War II as the Zero.
While Miyazaki’s two-hour-long, historical-melodrama swansong is destined to be his most divisive film yet, it is also his most adult and interesting, and never less than visually breathtaking throughout.
Reviewed by Dan Jolin
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