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The Wind Will Carry Us (2014)

tomatometer

100

Average Rating: 9.8/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 0

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84

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Average Rating: 3.9/5
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Movie Info

This idiosyncratic drama from Iran begins as a jeep winds through the hills of Kurdistan, containing an engineer (Behzad Dourani) and his two assistants (whom we never see) as they search for a small village in the mountains. When they arrive, they are greeted by a young boy, who shows them a place they can stay and guides the engineer to the home of an old woman (also never seen) who seems to be dying. No one is sure what the engineer and his men are doing there; some locals think he's keeping

Unrated,

Art House & International, Drama

Abbas Kiarostami

Sep 17, 2002

New Yorker Films

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All Critics (44) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (26) | Rotten (1) | DVD (7)

This is a deeply, patiently observational film, and the details Kiarostami emphasizes ... seem somehow profound in their banality, a mystery of ineffable beauty.

May 30, 2014 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Magical realism without the magic. Wonderment comes from rural people (and goats, chicken, and cattle) being themselves--caught in the moment by a director with an affinity for ordinary people.

May 30, 2014 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Kiarostami could have just made a documentary, and it would have been fascinating. But his narrative is a way of humbly questioning his own ethics and methods.

May 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Looking Closer
Looking Closer

In nothing else do all of [Kiarostami's] concerns come together in such a satisfying, complete whole.

December 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the 90s' great films.

July 29, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

slowly spellbinding

December 1, 2003
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

If you're the sort of person who just adores extremely slow-moving foreign films with a dearth of actual plot, go for it, but the rest of you have been warned.

November 28, 2003 | Comment (1)
New Times

I remain a devoté of Kiarostami's style, but Wind feels more arid and extended than most of his pictures.

August 15, 2003
Nick's Flick Picks

Hypnotic!

October 29, 2002 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A mesmerizing Iranian film that keeps reminding us that the mysteries of life and death cannot be manipulated or controlled.

March 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Comment (1)
Spirituality and Practice

By leaving gaps in the story, and allowing us to fill them in, Kiarostami gives new life to the art form, but more importantly, he becomes the vortex for the stories we tell.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Abbas Kiarostami's films have a knack for taking us away to a clearer, more vivid place, allowing us to breathe for what seems like the first time in years. He has done that once again, and better than ever before, with his newest film.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for The Wind Will Carry Us

Kiarostami, prova mais uma vez o seu grande talento num dos maiores cinemas do mundo: o cinema do Ira.
January 5, 2012
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Another great Kiarostami visual that is brought all the more home by the wonderful glimpse of a funeeral in rural Iran. Another masterpiece from a master.
January 14, 2013
John Ballantine

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