#66. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)


MK2 Productions

– Director: Abbas Kiarostami

– Stacker score: 88.0

– Metascore: 86

– IMDb user rating: 7.5

– Runtime: 118 minutes

A group of broadcast journalists posing as engineers shows up in a rural village to observe mourning rituals, as they await the death of a very old woman. While they are there, one of them comes to some stunning realizations about life. Calum Marsh, writing for The Village Voice, calls the film, “a deeply, patiently observational film” noting that “the details Kiarostami emphasizes—a dung beetle struggling to haul away its bounty, an apple rolling haphazardly across an uneven floor, a bone floating down a stream—seem somehow profound in their banality, a mystery of ineffable beauty.”

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