Monday, August 25

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The Wind Will Carry Us

Free Screening & Discussion – See Below for Details!

Free Screening & Discussion

THE WIND WILL CARRY US / باد ما را خواهد برد‎, / Bād mā rā khāhad bord
(1999) dir Abbas Kiarostami, w/Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi [118 min; TBA; in Persian with English subtitles]
A visually stunning masterpiece from Iran’s most critically acclaimed director, THE WIND WILL CARRY US follows a television crew from Tehran as they descend on a remote Kurdish village to document local mourning rituals. Awaiting the death of an elderly woman, they are continually frustrated by poor mobile phone reception and the refusal of their subject to die. As the chief engineer spends more time with the village inhabitants, their warmth and vitality is revealed, and he comes to appreciate the necessity and obligation of opening oneself to experience.

“A full-fledged masterpiece.” – Christian Science Monitor

“A film poem of sometimes humbling beauty: a movie that opens up a new world to us – in the mountains of Iranian Kurdistan – with an enchanting freshness and austerity of vision.” – Chicago Tribune

“A Masterpiece… Hypnotic, Charismatic” –San Francisco Examiner

“It’s a meditation on life and death, but it’s less somber and more light-handed, subtle, and mischievously funny.” – Jay Carr, Boston Globe

Elements of Cinema logoWe’re thrilled to resurrect ELEMENTS OF CINEMA, our monthly free screening and discussion series, thanks in part to a grant from the NEA!

This special free screening will be followed by a discussion led by the Brattle staff.