|Writers||Abbas Kiarostami (writer)
|Awards||2000 San Francisco International Film Festival
2000 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
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|Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD:it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: Farsi ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ),English ( Subtitles ),ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Trailer(s),SYNOPSIS: Only a filmmaker as gifted as Abbas Kiarostami could take the familiar fish-out-of-water story and invest it with such fresh ideas. The Wind Will Carry Us is a kind of twin cousin to Bill Forsyth's wry comedy Local Hero, in which a high-tech American professional meets his match in a remote Scottish fishing village. The running joke in Forsyth's film was that Mac (Peter Riegert) had to use a lonely phone booth (which became a tourist attraction when Hero gained a cult following) to communicate with his corporate boss (Burt Lancaster) back in Houston. That's matched here by the Engineer (Behzad Dourani) having to drive to the top of a hill to get his cell phone to work every time he talks with his boss back in Tehran. The Iranian village of Siah Dareh, tucked into the side of a hill, is surrounded by undulating hills of green and gold, and Kiarostami's camera alternates between long shots of the Engineer's travels down one-lane dusty roads and medium shots of his climbing around the almost vertical village. The Engineer's mission, to capture on film a rarely seen ritual that will attend the death of a local woman, is put on hold (just as Mac's attempted purchase of the Scottish village for an oil refinery is put off by an old man who holds out) when the woman stubbornly clings to life. The Engineer is by turns impatient, then fascinated with the simplicity of life in the hinterlands. The villagers are friendly but wary, too, of this stranger; their first instinct is to welcome him, but they do wonder at his motives, as he decides to be discreet and not reveal them. Our view is limited almost ent|
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