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Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki needs no introduction to animé fans. His latest film "The Wind Rises" will not disappoint with its exquisite animation in the story of Jiro Horikoshi, aeronautical engineer and designer of WWII Japanese navy fighter planes. The title comes from a French poem quoted several times, translated as "The wind is rising; you must try to live."

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Japanese animation boasts legions of fans who recognize the quality of Studio Ghibli. For one week, Friday, November 30th through Thursday, December 6th, Plaza Frontenac will screen fourteen selections from “The Studio Ghibli Collection: 1984 to 2009". Characteristic of Japanese animation, topics range from romance and adventure to fairy tales, folklore and post-apocalyptic scenarios.

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