THE WIND WILL CARRY US 118 min
THE WIND WILL CARRY US
Iran 118 min 1999 Colour Persian/French
Abbas Kiarostami (born 1940, Tehran; died 2016, Paris) studied at the College of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran, and originally worked as a graphic designer, book illustrator, and advertising filmmaker. In 1969, he co-founded the cinema division of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults (Kanoon) in Tehran. Since 1970, when he was 30 years old, he directed numerous films for which he received important awards and prizes all over the world, among them the Prix Roberto Rossellini at the Cannes Film Festival (1992), the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Taste of Cherry (1997), UNESCO’s Fellini gold medal (1997), the Konrad Wolf Preis of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin (2003), and the Praemium Imperiale (2004) awarded by the Japan Art Association.
A group of people from the city arrive in a little village with a different kind of mission. They pretend to be communications engineers, but they are awaiting the death of woman who is over 100. The leader of the group and a young boy from the village become friends. Among other things, the film explores cultural differences between a man from the city and from a village.
Cast and Crew
Bahman Ghobadi, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi
COLOR / BLACK & WHITE