The Wind Will Carry Us. 1999. Iran. Written and directed by Abbas Kiarostami. Based on an idea by Mahmoud Ayedin. With Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi. DCP. In Persian; English subtitles. 118 min.
Behzad, an engineer from Tehran, has traveled to a remote Kurdish village with his colleagues on unknown business. They have heard that an old woman might die any day now, and hope to witness the burial and mourning rituals. While death hovers around the corner, Behzad gains perspectives on life and spirituality as he befriends the locals and experiences the majesty of nature. One of Abbas Kiarostami’s most celebrated works, The Wind Will Carry Us contemplates the profound questions of life through the observation of the simplest existence. Winner of Venice International Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize.