Monday, November 16, 2009

The Wind Will Carry Us-- Abbas Kiarostami

We will be tweeting about the famous milkmaid scene in Abbas Kiarostami's The Wind Will Carry Us (1999). The scene quotes a poem by the Iranian filmmaker and poet Forough Farrokhzad. The scene plays with light and shadow to engage the viewer in questions of heterosexuality and modesty in a film made under the rule of a theocracy, the Islamic Republic of Iran.


The Plot:
A group of journalists and production engineers arrive in a Kurdish village to document the locals' mourning rituals as they anticipate the death of a hundred year old woman.

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