Part of Abbas Kiarostami: A Retrospective.
A TV crew from Tehran arrives in a remote Kurdish village to film an unusual funeral ceremony—but are stymied when the old woman they expect to die clings to life. A fable-like story about professional and personal frustration, this droll drama is the most tantalizingly opaque and allusive of Kiarostami’s films, containing numerous references to poetry and several key figures (including the old woman) who are never seen.
“...If you haven't yet encountered the work of a man many believe to be one of the giants of contemporary cinema, this movie is a good place to start.” —A.O. Scott, New York Times “THE WIND WILL CARRY US is probably a masterpiece...a graceful treasure in itself, one viewers must dig deep to find.” —Mark Peranson, IndieWire “In the explicit, show-them-everything landscape of modern cinema, THE WIND WILL CARRY US stands alone. It's a one-off; a coy, sleight-of-hand masterstroke; a simple folk-tale that contains bottomless pools of ambiguity….” —Xan Brooks, Guardian “THE WIND WILL CARRY US takes its title and a small but crucial point of its screenplay from a poem...by the late Foroogh Farrokhzaad, an Iranian feminist and poet of the modem Persian style. This is fitting, since the cultivation of a deeply poetic cinema has been a driving force behind Kiarostami’s career….” —David Sterritt, Film Comment
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