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On Friday, Oct. 4, the New York Film Festival hosted its second screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film, The Wind Rises. TIME critic Richard Corliss offered his review of the movie from the Venice Film Festival — and included the sad news that esteemed director of some the best-loved animated features was retiring from filmmaking.
In fact, Miyazaki, who is best known for the work he made in collaboration with Studio Ghibli, had semi retired after he had finished work on the 1997 film Princess Mononoke. Retirement didn’t seem to agree with the filmmaker, though, as Miyazaki continued to work, putting out some of his best known films, including the Academy Award winning film Spirited Away. Now, after working in the film industry for half a century, the retirement may stick and filmmaking may lose one of its greatest storytellers.
In light of the news, we…
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