jameswilford_’s review published on Letterboxd:
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“Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through” - Horikoshi Jirō
✈️ Isn’t there something so wonderfully charming about Miyazaki films? Even the way that they begin like pictures from the 1930’s with elongated opening credits, lovely accompanying visuals, and beautiful music. Oh yes, they’re special alright.
This movie was, of course, no exception from the forte we’ve come to expect from the multi award winning directorship of Miyazaki. Inspiringly simple, authentic and irresistibly honest – yet somehow, even the simplest of his films remain dripping in enriched deeper meaning…and goodness, how I adore it! These movies make me feel as though I’ve just enjoyed a big bowl of vegetable soup of cold evening in late autumn.