The Wind Will Carry Us
The Wind Will Carry Us (2014)

This idiosyncratic drama from Iran begins as a jeep winds through the hills of Kurdistan, containing an engineer (Behzad Dourani) and his two assistants (whom we never see) as they search for a small village in the mountains. When they… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 6, 2014
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Calum Marsh
Village Voice

This is a deeply, patiently observational film, and the details Kiarostami emphasizes ... seem somehow profound in their banality, a mystery of ineffable beauty.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

In nothing else do all of [Kiarostami's] concerns come together in such a satisfying, complete whole.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

If you're the sort of person who just adores extremely slow-moving foreign films with a dearth of actual plot, go for it, but the rest of you have been warned.

Louis Proyect

Magical realism without the magic. Wonderment comes from rural people (and goats, chicken, and cattle) being themselves--caught in the moment by a director with an affinity for ordinary people.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

One of the 90s' great films.

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

I remain a devoté of Kiarostami's style, but Wind feels more arid and extended than most of his pictures.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Kiarostami could have just made a documentary, and it would have been fascinating. But his narrative is a way of humbly questioning his own ethics and methods.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

slowly spellbinding

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Carlos Magalhães
The film is light, funny and very amusing in the way it shows the prosaic everyday life of common people as witnessed by an idle and increasingly impatient man… More
Lucas Martins
Kiarostami, prova mais uma vez o seu grande talento num dos maiores cinemas do mundo: o cinema do Ira.
John Ballantine
Another great Kiarostami visual that is brought all the more home by the wonderful glimpse of a funeeral in rural Iran. Another masterpiece from a master.