Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful aeroplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished aeroplane designers. Film critic David Ehrlich called it "Perhaps the greatest animated film ever made"
Japan Times called it "A visually sumptuous celebration of an unspoiled prewar Japan."
Before the movie, we will have a presentation from filmmaker Gerard Lohan talking about Flight as Living Science Fiction: we take flight for granted. We shouldn't.
Gerard is currently making a film about the pensioners who are building a WW1 flying replica fighter aircraft up at East Fortune.