The Wind Will Carry Us (2014)



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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Abbas Kiarostami
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On DVD: Sep 17, 2002
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Critic Reviews for The Wind Will Carry Us

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (10)

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

Full Review… | May 30, 2014
Village Voice
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Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | July 28, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
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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.

Full Review… | May 30, 2014

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.

Full Review… | May 18, 2010
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Kiarostami, prova mais uma vez o seu grande talento num dos maiores cinemas do mundo: o cinema do Ira.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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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.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Trying to bring a connected form of life do a disconnected place doesn't always work. Artistic film slowly unveils it's plot as you watch in slight confusion. Expressions and a culture deeply captured on film.

Beautiful film that might be too slow for some taste.

Matthew Halsey

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