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باد ما را خواهد برد - Bad ma ra khahad bord

The wind will carry us
(DVD - 2002 - Persian)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A group of men from the city traverse the rural Iranian countryside, looking for the village of Siah Dareh, following directions such as "turn left at the big tree on top of the hill," seemingly lost. The driver, respectfully called "Engineer" by the villagers, is in this remote location to record a funeral ritual that will follow the death of a woman reputed to be more than 100 years old. As he waits and she rallies, he becomes a figure of some amusement in the valley--whenever his cell phone beeps, he charges to higher ground in his Land Rover in order to get proper reception. And as he waits to complete his task, he is transformed from a nosy outsider into a reverent observer, seeing all the transient beauty and eternal wonder of the human experience in one poor, small, rural village.
Title: Bad ma ra khahad bord
The wind will carry us
[videorecording (DVD)]
Title (Original Script): باد ما را خواهد برد
Publisher: New York : Distributed in the US by New Yorker Video, [2002]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Theatrical trailer (2 min.); New Yorker Films [text feature], previews (6 min.).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.
Based on an idea by Mahmoud Aydin.
All information from subtitles.
Contents: Single tree
Looking for lost treasure
Welcome engineer
Serving tea
Hold the line
Two wishes
Higher ground
Three uncles
Back to the hill
Cat's out of the bag
Good and evil
Some fresh milk
This is useless
Another call
Let's be friends again
Buried alive
Can you see her?
Where are my colleagues?
Fetching the medicine
End.
Summary: A group of men from the city traverse the rural Iranian countryside, looking for the village of Siah Dareh, following directions such as "turn left at the big tree on top of the hill," seemingly lost. The driver, respectfully called "Engineer" by the villagers, is in this remote location to record a funeral ritual that will follow the death of a woman reputed to be more than 100 years old. As he waits and she rallies, he becomes a figure of some amusement in the valley--whenever his cell phone beeps, he charges to higher ground in his Land Rover in order to get proper reception. And as he waits to complete his task, he is transformed from a nosy outsider into a reverent observer, seeing all the transient beauty and eternal wonder of the human experience in one poor, small, rural village.
Audience: Not rated.
Awards & Distinctions: Winner, 1999 Venice Film Festival: 'CinemAvvenire' Award, Best Film-Abbas Kiarostami; FIPRESCI Prize, International Competition-Abbas Kiarostami; Grand Special Jury Prize-Abbas Kiarostami.
Alternate Title: Wind will carry us
ISBN: 9781567302684
1567302688
Statement of Responsibility: A New Yorker Films release ; MK2 Productions ; Marin Karmitz et Abbas Kiarostami présentent avec la participation de Centre National de la Cinématographie ; a film by Abbas Kiarostami ; director, Abbas Kiarostami ; screenplay, Abbas Kiarostami ; produced by Marin Karmitz, Abbas Kiarostami
Credits: Photography, Mahmoud Kalari ; editor, Abbas Kiarostami ; music, Peyman Yazdanian ; English subtitles, Ian Burley.
Performers: Behzad Dourani.
System Details: DVD; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio compatible with 16/9 televisions, 4/3 televisions letterboxed.
Other Language: In Farsi with optional subtitles in English.
Subject Headings: Iran Drama. Documentary films Production and direction Drama. Women and death Drama. Death Rituals Drama. Visitors, Foreign Drama.
Genre/Form: Persian language materials.
Motion pictures, Iranian.
Foreign films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Documentary films
Women and death
Death
Visitors, Foreign
Publisher No: DVD 76502
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Dec 17, 2012
  • ncs1961 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A beautiful and enjoyable film - I'll definitely need to view it again to feel I'm beginning to understand it. Love the scenes of getting a call on the cell phone, appreciate the insight into discreet and indirect communication between 2 people - asking without asking and answering without actually answering.

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