The movies of Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami defy the expectations of anyone raised on Hollywood or even European films. The Wind Will Carry Us, for example, is about a filmmaker who comes to a small village where an old woman is dying, hoping to document a harsh ritual of mourning practiced by the villagers. Unfortunately for him, the invalid clings to life, and he spends most of his time driving up and down a mountainside because his cell phone only gets good reception at the top. But while he waits and frets, around him the life of the village continues, and this vitality--captured in moments that seem like a diversion from the movie's supposed storyline--is fundamentally what The Wind Will Carry Us is about. What seems dull one moment will suddenly become a rich and subtle expression of human behavior. A strikingly different cinematic experience. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Where does anyone get the idea that the main character was a film maker? Granted the "plot" was a little confusing, but unless something was lost in translation, it never... Read morePublished on March 5 2004
Plot summary: Film crew travels to remote village to document a death ritual. Once in the village, however, they find the deathly ill woman has not perished yet and so they settle... Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2003 by Doug Anderson
I rented 'The Wind Will Carry Us' along with 'The Matrix'. They're strikingly similar.
I did enjoy it, by the way.
It's too much a puzzle. Not much of poetry, in fact rather prosaic. Sorry I am not very satisfied and it doesn't really register save and except that it's quite a puzzle and, it's... Read morePublished on April 28 2003 by BLee
This is one of Kiarostami's simplest films, and consequently one of his best. What is unseen and unsaid and unshown is central to the movie. The tension comes from waiting. Read morePublished on April 13 2003
Three men arrive to a small mountain village in Iran where they are on a secret assignment, to await a woman's death who is over 100 years old and record the ritual ceremony of the... Read morePublished on March 23 2003 by Swederunner
Abbas Kiarostami's *The Wind Will Carry Us* is about a small film crew from Tehran who station themselves in a remote village That Time Forgot. Their mission? Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2003
I first saw this film at my university's international cinema. I quickly fell in love with Iranian filmmakers. Kiarostami is the greatest among them. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2003 by Matt