Willow and Wind

Still from Willow and Wind

Saturday, 14 February 2015: Willow and Wind

Saturday, 14 February 2015, 17:30

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Mohammad-Ali Talebi, Iran 2000, 77 mins, PG

"Leaves you on the edge of your seat; it’s at once cartoonish and insanely heroic. The director is Mohammed-Ali Talebi and the writer is Abbas Kiarostami; they prove that great film-making is possible with the simplest of tools." The Times

“A school window is broken, and kids can’t concentrate because the rain is getting in. The culprit isn’t allowed back into class until he mends it. So he carries a large pane of glass across the countryside in a gale. The wind blows; but will he crack?… an epic quest, poetic and breathtakingly beautiful. It has big-hearted humanism, but Hitchcockian tension too. An edge-of-seat masterpiece. Unmissable.” Mark Cousins

The first part of a Mohammad-Ali Talebi double bill, with Bag of Rice. Dinner at a local restaurant, and special ticket prices, is also available.

Further reading

  1. The Guardian
  2. Filmhouse
  3. Interview with Talebi