Imphal, Aug 14 : A 118 minute long internationally acclaimed award winning Iranian film- The Wind Will Carry Us (1999) directed and written by Abbas Kiarostami will be screened on August 17 at MSFDS Auditorium, Palace Gate. It will be followed by an interactive session. Meghachandra Kongbam, president, Film Society of Manipur said the event is jointly organised by the Film Society of Manipur and Manipur State Film Development Society to promote good film movement in Manipur.
In The Wind Will Carry Us, a three-man film crew arrives in a remote Kurdish village outside of Tehran, in anticipation of the death of an elderly woman whose ceremonial burial and attendant mourning rituals they hope to turn into a television documentary. When she doesn’t pass away within the first few days, instead showing signs of recovery, the men are forced to wait out the inevitable. The title is a reference to a poem written by the modern Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad.
The film bagged four major awards including the Grand Special Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Prize from Venice Film Festival and got seven nominations in major international festivals. Eminent personalities from the Critics Forum, Manipur will share the space of the interactive session to be conducted after the screening of the film. The Swarna Kamal Awardee for Best Book on Cinema in National Film Awards 2017, Bobby Wahengbam will be the main speaker of the interactive session on the film. UNI