The Wind Will Carry Us

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 3 out of 16
Watch On

Review this movie

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. AndyS.jr.
    Sep 6, 2002
    10
    Teriffic.
  2. RezaT.
    Apr 16, 2008
    10
    This is by far the best Kiarostami`s film. Watching it is an amazing journey to human soul.
  3. SammyG.
    Jan 23, 2005
    10
    See it more than once; you need to be familiar with kiarostami's work before you appreciate it.
  4. LizD.
    May 17, 2007
    9
    An awesome film. and the "engineer" appears as a good guy--who is really an assassin.
  5. WillC.
    Nov 30, 2002
    10
    This is a beautiful film that requires effort on the part of the viewer to truly appreciate. Understanding the political situation in Iran is crucial, and it helps to know some of the other works of Kiarostami.
  6. ChadS.
    Aug 28, 2004
    7
    "The Wind Will Carry Us" begins with a car brimming with conversation between men as they traverse across rural Iran conducted in an unbroken master shot. We hear disembodied voices for about seven minutes. Welcome to Iranian cinema. "The Wind Will Carry Us" is made more accessible than Abbas Kiarostami's previous effort "The Taste of Cherry" by the friendship our Engineer (Behzad "The Wind Will Carry Us" begins with a car brimming with conversation between men as they traverse across rural Iran conducted in an unbroken master shot. We hear disembodied voices for about seven minutes. Welcome to Iranian cinema. "The Wind Will Carry Us" is made more accessible than Abbas Kiarostami's previous effort "The Taste of Cherry" by the friendship our Engineer (Behzad Dourani) strikes up with a child. Your lasting memory of "The Wind Will Carry Us" is how the Engineer seeks higher elevation in order for his cell-phone to work. He does this four, or maybe, five times, in which Kiarostami shows him arrive at this destination by foot, and then by car, with varying strategies of editing. This repetitive action must be deadpan comedy as way of explanation for something so mind-numbing. Each time the phone rings, it prevents the Engineer from pushing the narrative in a potentially interesting direction. He wants to answer the call, but the audience wishes that he'd ignore it. Our exasperation could be the desired effect Kiarostami was after; deliberate anti-entertainment as entertainment; the potential to learn more about the Engineer and his mission, stalled by the need to answer a call. Expand
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. A celebration of the human spirit nothing short of sublime.
  2. Poetic but tedious and all but plotless.
  3. Kiarostami's genius is elusive. His films may be unknowable, but they are undeniably hypnotic, charismatic.