The wind will carry us

The wind will carry us

DVD - 2002 | Persian
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A filmmaker travels to a remote mountain village secretly planning to record a local ritual ceremony surrounding an old dying woman. He befriends a local boy who ultimately becomes his informant on the fate of the old woman. As the rustling wind, golden light, and deep shadows of the village cast an alluring spell, the deathwatch drags on as the woman stubbornly clings to life, leaving the crew impatient
Publisher: New York, NY : New Yorker Video, [2002], c1999
Edition: Letterbox ed
ISBN: 9781567302684
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 717119765248


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Mar 09, 2017

From one of the true masters of world cinema, Abbas Kiarostami's deceptive
masterpiece is at times beautiful, enigmatic and funny. Set in a small mountainous
village, the daily routine of its inhabitants is momentarily interrupted when a small
group of outsiders on a mysterious mission arrive. As the story unfolds, we learn that
the strangers are a television crew sent from Tehran to await the death of an old
woman in order to cover the funeral practices of the village.

Aug 08, 2016

This is a great, beautiful film in which (literally) nothing happens. A TV film crew in Iran drives out to a little village with the plan of making a documentary film about the colorful local funeral ceremony that they expect will follow the impending death of an old and sick villager. Well, the village never does die, and the film crew hangs around the village for weeks, waiting for her to die. While they wait, they get to meet some of the locals and learn a bit about village life. The photography of the village and countryside is wonderful. The adobe buildings of the village are amazing.

Jul 28, 2016

There is much to appreciate in this portrait of life in a nearly medieval village into which nearly imperceptibly modernity starts to intrude. As the title might suggest, poetry informs daily life. The western viewer might feel a sense of wonder, if not jealousy.

Oct 05, 2012

A beautiful and enjoyable film - I'll definitely need to view it again to feel I'm beginning to understand it. Love the scenes of getting a call on the cell phone, appreciate the insight into discreet and indirect communication between 2 people - asking without asking and answering without actually answering.

Jun 05, 2012

Abbas Kiarostami presents an isolated village in Iran. It's a quaint picture postcard that you'd hardly see for yourself. A documentary crew wants to capture an unusual burial ritual. In waiting for the moment we observe the beauty and charm of the community. Should they stay on and on to film what they came to see?


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