The Wind Will Carry Us

باد ما را خواهد برد
Abbas Kiarostami | 1999 | ★★★★★
A Tehranian photo-journalist (Behzad Dorani), masquerading as a telephone engineer, travels to a remote hillside village to document an ancient funereal ritual, but finds his underhanded methods frustrated both by the old woman’s inconvenient reluctance to die and the unbounding hospitality of the local populace, in Kiarostami’s wittily thought-provoking and humanity-drenched culture clash comedy-drama. A strong central performance and a thoughtful script, presented with the Iranian auteur’s trademark formal audacity (against a quite wonderful backdrop), combine to delightfully lyrical, decidedly brilliant effect.