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Original Title: باد ما را خواهد برد / Bad ma ra khahad bord
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Runtime: 118 min
Language: Persian, with English subtitles
SILVER LION (GRAND SPECIAL JURY PRIZE) FIPRESCI PRIZE
Venice Film Festival 1999
A TV crew from Tehran arrives in a remote Kurdish village to film an unusual funeral ceremony but are stymied when the old woman they expect to die clings to life. A fable-like story about professional and personal frustration, this droll drama is the most tantalizingly opaque and allusive of Kiarostami’s films, containing numerous references to poetry and several key figures (including the old woman) who are never seen.
Text by Godfrey Cheshire.
For the full Retrospective: Abbas Kiarostami programme, please refer here.
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