Movie critics pass over ‘Kaze Tachinu’ for Golden Globe

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The animated movie “Kaze Tachinu” (“The Wind Rises”), directed by Hayao Miyazaki, failed to garner the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign-Language Film.

This year’s prize went to the Italian movie “The Great Beauty,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino, according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which on Sunday announced the winners of the 71st Golden Globe Awards. The Golden Globe Awards are viewed as a precursor to the Academy Awards.

“Kaze Tachinu” was among the five nominees for best foreign-language film along with “Blue is the Warmest Color,” “The Hunt,” and “The Past.”

Miyazaki, who retired from full-length films in September last year, said it was his last work. Set in the 1930s, the film is about the real-life story of young aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi.