The Wind Will Carry Us

The Wind Will Carry Us

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Palme d'Or winning-director Abbas Kiarostami’s acclaimed film documents the arrival of an engineer and his colleagues from Tehran in a remote village in Iranian Kurdistan. Assumed by the locals with whom they form an ambivalent relationship to be archaeologists or telecom engineers, the visitors’ behavior and keen interest in the health of an ailing old woman appear strange and their true motives are shrouded in mystery. Haunting and visually stunning, THE WIND WILL CARRY US is an absorbing abstract meditation on life and death and the divisions between tradition and modernity that stands among Kiarostami's best works. This film stars Behzad Dourani and the inhabitants of Siah Dareh village in Iran.

A group of journalists working undercover as engineers arrive in a Kurdish village to document local mourning rituals in anticipation of an old woman's death. They soon learn to slow down and appreciate the lifestyle of the village.

Cast: Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi

Member Reviews

i agree it is oddly wonderful, the scenery photography architecture are gorgeous, the slow beauty of very little happening but at least there is mystery to the very little activity. definitely quixotic. and personalities galore :)

ibunenzi
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a year ago

probably 4++_oddly wonderful & beautiful_love the boy the dung beetle the town the people_the engineer driving to a high spot to get a call__so bizarre these people are so foreign to me but i love a lot of it

blacksun
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a year ago