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Join Ellen Shelton for this wonderful 4 minute introduction to THE WIND WILL CARRY US

BendFilm's latest "Take Four" Series features four Iranian directors who are known for retelling timeless, often true stories, and for their fascinating use of non-professional actors in roles so natural they feel unrehearsed. THE WIND WILL CARRY US is the first film in this new series of Iranian Cinema.

Film Synopsis:

Palme d'Or winning-director Abbas Kiarostami's acclaimed film documents the arrival of an engineer and his colleagues from Tehran in a remote village in Iranian Kurdistan. Assumed by the locals with whom they form an ambivalent relationship to be archaeologists or telecom engineers, the visitors' behavior and keen interest in the health of an ailing old woman appear strange and their true motives are shrouded in mystery. Haunting and visually stunning, The Wind Will Carry Us is an absorbing abstract meditation on life and death and the divisions between tradition and modernity that stands among Kiarostami s best works.

BendFilm Associate Programmer Ellen Shelton gives a short introduction to the film and its director and will also host an online discussion on June 3rd. Or you may watch and send Ellen your questions directly at ellen@bendfilm.org.

After watching Ellen's introduction see the film on Kanopy which is FREE and always available with a valid library card.

See all introductions and other films in this series starting on the dates below:

This program is made possible in part by support from the James F. and Marion L. Miller and the Pacific Power Foundations.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    118 minutes
  • Director
    Abbas Kiarostami
  • Cast
    Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi