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A quiet, slow, contemplative dream of a movie.
on 13 March 2011
I like cinema that takes it's time and doesnt feel in a rush to get the story told or pummel us with action. Kiarostami's films are generally quiet, slow, contemplative meditations. In The Wind Will Carry Us, not much happens except life's movement and the passing of time. This might not be to everyones taste. And i don't think it's a completely perfect film, it's a little repetitive in the scenes of the protagonists driving up a little hill to get good reception for his phone, but this director is one of the few good ones left. He uses long takes, a withdrawn mobile camera, open spaces, and natural sunlight. There is also no clichés, no melodrama, and no music either. Its two hours long but time flies by and the screen mesmerises like you are dreaming. We travel like in dream if we can relax and allow it to take us.