The love for cinema is difficult to contain. Even more so for those who dedicate themselves to doing it and if anyone knows it, despite the obstacles that its realization represents, it is Hayao Miyazaki. Although he has expressed his desire to retire in the past, following the release of his most recent film, The Boy and the Heron- 100%, it is said among Studio Ghibli executives that he does not really plan to do it and simply believes that it will be that way until he finds the next story to tell. And it seems that that has already happened again.
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Is Hayao Miyazaki going to retire?
According to the French media Liberation, Hayao Miyazaki He is already looking to make his next film. This is how its producer explained it Toshio Suzuki, who assures that the director cannot stop working and that he is constantly looking for more projects. Even more touching is that he believes he will never stop collaborating with him, even if they both reach an older age and he wants to continue with animation.
He thinks about his next project every day. I can’t stop it anymore, I’ve already given up. In life, he only loves his work. We talked recently and he said something incredible to me ‘By the way, what was my last movie about? I don’t even remember anymore. And then he started talking to me about his new project, so I’m not going to stop him. As long as he works, I’m not going to retire. He is 82 years old, I think he will continue until he is 90 and I will be there with him.
So now you know, get a friend, or a producer if you make films, to accompany you like Susuki does with Miyazaki. Although no further details were offered about his next film, his fans will surely be satisfied simply knowing that he has no plans to retire and that he already has some ideas in mind. For now, fans will have to wait for The Boy and the Heron – 100%.
That film, which had its North American premiere at the last Toronto Film Festival, is about a young man who loses his mother. Failing to adapt to her new life without her, he ends up traveling to a magical world where the living and the dead coexist and where he believes it will be possible for him to reunite with her there. The film has been a success with critics and is one of the most anticipated feature films of the year. In fact it still is.
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The first trailer and official look at the film arrived just last month, when a distributor acquired the title for exhibition in the United States and Canada. In Japan, the film was released in publicity and did very well at the box office. Despite the excitement of seeing it, and that first great commercial and critical response in both Japanese and American lands, for Latin America patience will have to be greater. There has been no news about its arrival in our territory yet.
We’ll have to see if someone soon dares to bring it and give it a run in theaters before the end of the year. Although it is worth remembering that, while we wait for The Boy and the Herona good handful of Studio Ghibli’s films are available on Netflix, so there is a certain ease in reviewing his career and the production company’s animated titles to make the wait more enjoyable.
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