Screening of “The Wind Will Carry Us” – Sept. 7th 2016

"The Wind Will Carry Us"

Wednesday 7th Sept. 2016
at Leytonstone Library

The Wind Will Carry Us                 
::: The Wind Will Carry Us :::
  • Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
  • Year: 1999  |  Country: Iran | France
  • Running time: 113 min.
  • Classification: (U)   |   Watch a clip here
One of the most iconic and acclaimed masterpieces of the recently deceased Iranian filmmaker, it was nominated for the Golden Lion of the Venice Film Festival. It won the Grand Special Jury Prize, the FIPRESCI Prize, and the CinemAvvenire awards at the festival among numerous other nominations and awards as well and the film remains one of the quintessential films of post-revolution Iranian Cinema
Summary:                  Comments:                 
"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." *
Screening on September 7th 2016, Wednesday
Starting time 7:45pm at Leytonstone Library
Church Lane, E11 1HG, London. See map
Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
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