At the end of The Wind will Carry us, from the masterful Abbas Kiarostami (who left for other scenarios last year, but will always be present by his outstanding work), I could only think about something I thought with Pi: the way of identifying universal patterns in the world is to observe nature, to observe life. Simple, but not obvious, because we always tend to complicate things with religion, politics, science. Here, Kiarostami lead us through this simple truth by giving us the privilege of observe the life of a small village in Iran, in an incredibly well woven film.
It is absolutely beautiful. And it is all there: religion, politics, science... and life. pure and simple this life we live. The main character is us, struggling to keep pace to such a way of living. I'm not sure if he realized all that was around him while driving constantly to a higher place to answer his mobile. He is so preoccupied, as we are, with so many things, that he passes through all the life around him. Untouched? I'd rather think he is a bit sensitive to all that. I was too overwhelmed by it all, ending the movie enchanted by the way of Kiarostami showing the world and living creatures to us.
It is important to highlight the dialogues here. They're precious, small gems given to us to be treasured. As life itself.
|Bad ma ra khahad bord. Directed and written by Abbas Kiarostami. Cast: Behzad|
Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Rousham Karam Elmi. Iran/France, 1999, Mono, Color, 118 min.
PS: Kiarostami was present at Omad with Someone in Love, a shocking story about the ways to tell a narrative. My love for him, though, started with Certified Copy, one of the most genius movies I've ever seen.