Studio Ghibli president Hoshino Koji just officially announced the retirement of master animation director Miyazaki Hayao, whose latest feature Kaze Tachinu
(The Wind Rises
) is screening in competition at the Lido. The announcement was made today at the Venice Film Festival's press conference room.
Further questions about his retirement would not be answered. A dedicated press conference is to follow next week in Japan. Of course, retiring is something "Miya-san" has tried to do so twice before, but most probably this time the ending of his outstanding career will truly be the case.
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