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Online screening and discussion Willow and Wind (2000)
10th May 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Willow and Wind (2000, Iran, 1hr 21 mins, Persian with English subtitles) cert PG
Directed by Mohammad Ali Talebi
10-17 May: available for streaming
Sunday 10 May, 6.30pm: communal viewing
Sunday 10 May, 8.30pm: live online discussion via Crowdcast
£4 per household | You can book through Eventbrite or with us directly
Full details on how to access the film and discussion will be made available closer to the time.
We are delighted to be able to make Mohammed-Ali Talebi’s beautiful film Willow and Wind available online for one week, beginning Sunday 10 May. Written by Abbas Kiarostami, a fellow Iranian filmmaker, Willow and Wind is a hypnotic and evanescent film directed by Talebi (b. 1958), and one of a number of films he has made that focus on children and their worlds. This film begins in a maths class; one of the classroom windows is broken and the children cannot concentrate because the rain is getting in. The culprit is not allowed to return to class until he mends the window, so he embarks on a painstaking journey to transport a pane of glass across the countryside through a howling gale.