Original title: Le Vent nous emportera
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Cast: Behzad Dourani, Farzad Sohrabi
Iran, France 1999 | Colour | 118 mins | Drama
Avaliable on: DVD
Winner of the Silver Lion at the 1999 Venice Film Festival, The Wind Will Carry Us tells the story of a remote village in Kurdistan dealing with the arrival of an engineer who is ostensibly there to study the local community. Although the villagers are under the impression he is an archaeologist, the engineer appears to be most interested in a local elderly woman, Mrs. Malek, who is on her deathbed. Gradually it appears that the arrival of the engineer and his co-workers is connected to the old lady's death and the village rites of mourning that will follow.