[Movies] Hayao Miyazaki Retiring from Directing Following Release of The Wind Rises Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.04.2013
Itís the end of an eraÖ
Acclaimed Oscar-winning Japanese filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki (age 72), is going to retire from directing after the release of his latest movie, The Wind Rises.
The announcement was made by Studio Ghibli President Koju Hoshino at the film's recent debut at the Venice Film Festival in Italy. Miyazaki was not present. Hoshino said in a short statement on Sunday ahead of a full press conference, "[Miyazaki] wants to say goodbye to all of you."
Disney will be releasing The Wind Rises in North America under the Touchstone banner later on.