Will test your powers of attention. The effort is worth every minute.
Stream The Wind Will Carry Us
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Its effects seem more like those of a poem or a piece of music than a movie. Requires the reverent darkness and communal solitude of a theater.
Takes the refined work of Iranian helmer Abbas Kiarostami up another notch to ever more metaphoric ground.
Film is often too subtle and languorous for its own purposes: At times, it's close to soporific.
"Nothing happening" is everything happening between the lines, in the gap created between what is unstated onscreen and what we bring to the story ourselves.
Kiarostami's genius is elusive. His films may be unknowable, but they are undeniably hypnotic, charismatic.
Poetic but tedious and all but plotless.
On the surface, nothing really happens, but to call it a nonevent would be to miss the point entirely.
A film poem of sometimes humbling beauty: a movie that opens up a new world to us - in the mountains of Iranian Kurdistan - with an enchanting freshness and austerity of vision.
A celebration of the human spirit nothing short of sublime.