The Wind Will Carry Us

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
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The Wind Will Carry Us
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: New Yorker Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
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    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
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Entertainment Reviews:

Film Comment - 11/01/1999
"...[Kiarostami] looks more like a master with each movie..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/01/1999
"...[A] profound, beautifully crafted meditation on life..."
New York Times - 07/28/2000
"...There is perhaps no living filmmaker as fully alive as Mr. Kiarostami. His eyes -- and therefore ours -- are perpetually open....[The film's landscapes are] almost otherworldly in their clarity and depth..."
Total Film - 10/01/2000
"...Compassionate....THE WIND WILL CARRY US is a moving examination of our common humanity..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 12/22/2000
Ranked #9 in Entertainment Weekly's "Lisa Schwarzbaum's BEST MOVIES OF 2000"
Los Angeles Times - 09/15/2000
"...Contemplative, minimalist....THE WIND WILL CARRY US has much to be appreciated..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/08/2000
"...Kiarostami loves showing lost folks seeking direction, and moviegoers who don't mind finding their own way will love the meandering, amusing, intriguing itinerary that he maps out in his latest film..."

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In what critics call director Abbas Kiarostami's most socially critical film, THE WIND WILL CARRY US has an abstract plot, which is mostly symbolic. A man named Behzad and two of his collegues travel from Tehran, Iran, to the tiny village of Siah Dareh, located on a dry, barren mountainside. They wander around town, spending some time in the cemetary, and observing the every day activities of the villagers. Behzad has some connection to a local schoolboy, Farzad. Technology--or the lack thereof--plays a large part, as do the naked environment and the harsh life that the locals endure. The movie is based on a poem of the same title {"The Wind Will Carry Us"} by Furugh Farrukhzad (1936-67).

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  • Theatrical release: July 28, 2000
  • Poetry figures heavily into THE WIND WILL CARRY US. In fact, two of Iran's most important poets, Forough Farrokhzaad and Omar Khayyam, are connected with this Kiarostami endeavor. The title is taken from a poem of the same name by Farrokhzaad, and the film also features a poem by Khayyam in its opening sequence.
  • John Anderson and Jan Stuart of Newsday, Jami Bernard of the New York Daily News, Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly, Film Comment, and the Second Annual Village Voice Film Critics' Poll voted THE WIND WILL CARRY US one of the top 10 films of 2000.
  • The Chicago Film Critics Association nominated THE WIND WILL CARRY US for Best Foreign Language Film.

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