Willow and Wind / Dir Mohammad-Ali Talebi
Willow and Wind, Dir Mohammad-Ali Talebi
11:00 / 81mins
A school window has been broken and the culprit isn’t allowed back into class until he mends it. Determined to right his wrong, he carries a large pane of glass across the countryside in a gale. The wind blows, but will he crack?
In the hands of writer Abbas Kiarostami and director Mohammad-Ali Talebi, this simplest of stories becomes a heroic quest, poetic and epically beautiful. It has big-hearted humanism but Hitchcockian tension, too. An edge-of-the-seat masterpiece.