‘The Wind Will Carry Us’
Abbas Kiarostami’s self-reflexive modernism has never felt more organic than in this absurdist comedy, revived on the occasion of its fifteenth anniversary. An engineer and his two never-seen assistants travel from Tehran to a remote Kurdish village, following directions that are no less puzzling than their intentions. The gags are predicated on formal elements—including a rigorous use of point of view. (This is a movie of disembodied voices and off-screen presences, forever drawing attention to that which cannot be seen—or shown.) Kiarostami’s sense of humor is as dry as the landscape; seamlessly incorporating aspects of documentary and confessional filmmaking into an open-ended parable, he transforms barely anecdotal material into a mysteriously metaphysical vision.
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