"The Wind Will Carry Us"
Wednesday 7th Sept. 2016
at Leytonstone Library
"This idiosyncratic drama from Iran begins as a jeep winds through the hills of Kurdistan, containing an engineer (Behzad Dourani) and his two assistants (whom we never see) as they search for a small village in the mountains. When they arrive, they are greeted by a young boy, who shows them a place they can stay and guides the engineer to the home of an old woman (also never seen) who seems to be dying.
No one is sure what the engineer and his men are doing there; some locals think he's keeping watch of the old woman and wants to purchase her land when she dies, while others think he could be an archeologist searching for rare artifacts." – Rotten Tomatoes *
"The stunning images amid the mundane events in this lyrical drama enable us to appreciate in a reverent and meaningful way the preciousness of being truly present in this enchanting world. Francis Bacon has written, 'The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.'
Yes. Kiarostami has done that and much more by opening up his film story and letting us linger with all its images of people, place, and spacious time." – spiritualityandpractice.com *