The Wind Will Carry Us

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Iranian director Kiarostami is feted by his directing peers around the world, and this deceptively simple yet incredibly rich piece of cinema reminds us why. In Siah Deran, a remote village in Iranian Kurdistan, the locals (played by themselves) are perplexed by the arrival of some men in a car. They’ve come from Tehran – but for what? Conflicting answers fuel the mystery. Kiarostami potently blends stunning, poetic imagery and pacing with dashes of sly humour to create a film that succeeds on many levels.

118 minutes

Country of origin:
France and Iran

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