For the sixteenth edition of Culture Night we are delighted to present a free screening of Kiarostami’s The Wind Will Carry Us (Bad Ma Ra Khahad Bord), a gently comic fable that contemplates the unpredictability of life through the observation of a community’s simplest existence.
The film will be screened on our outdoor space from 6pm
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami and starring Behzad Dourani and Noghre Asadi the film relates the story of a group of workers, including an engineer from Tehran (Behzad Dourani), who arrive in a remote Kurdish village on undisclosed business. While some of the villagers assume the engineer is there to search for archaeological treasures, the man instead seems fascinated by a local 100-year-old woman who is on her deathbed. Gradually it emerges that he and his co-workers may actually be interested in the traditional village ceremony that will follow the old lady's death.
The film was an award winner of the Grand Special Jury Prize, Venice International Film Festival 1999, the FIPRESCI Prize (Competition), Venice International Film Festival 1999 and winner of the Estonian Film Critics Award, Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2000.
“If you are already an admirer of Mr. Kiarostami, The Wind Will Carry Us will confirm what you already know. But if you haven't yet encountered the work of a man many believe to be one of the giants of contemporary cinema, this movie is a good place to start.”- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“… Kiarostami's tale is wonderfully warm-hearted, frequently funny and always serenely beautiful to look at.” – Xan Brooks, The Guardian
In addition to the film we are offering free guided tours of The Dock galleries where visitors can view work in a new exhibition that features the work of three artists; Jackie McKenna, Bassam Al-Sabah and Atoosa Pour Hosseini.
The tours will be available form 5pm to 7pm. There is no requirement to book in advance.
Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir is brought to you by the Arts Council; it is a national moment, celebrating all that makes up the richness and diversity of culture in Ireland today, connecting people to cultural activities locally and nationally and aims to open up pathways to ongoing engagement.
Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir celebrates culture, creativity and the arts and seeks to actively promote the belief that this rich and varied culture is alive, treasured and nurtured in people’s lives, today and every day.
Our thanks to the continued support of the Arts Council and Leitrim County Council.