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Willow and Wind (1999)

Beed-o baad (original title)
| Drama, Family | 1999 (Iran)
A boy breaks a window at his school and sets out to fix it on his own during a storm.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hadi Alipour Hadi Alipour ... The Boy
Amir Janfada Amir Janfada ... Ardakani (The New Student)
Majid Alipour Majid Alipour ... The Tall Boy
Mohammad Sharif Ebrahimi Mohammad Sharif Ebrahimi ... The Principal
Bahman Hassani Bahman Hassani ... The Teacher
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A boy breaks a window at his school and sets out to fix it on his own during a storm.

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Drama | Family

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Iran | Japan

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1999 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

A fűzfa és a szél See more »

Filming Locations:

Rudbar, Gilan, Iran See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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A strangely compelling film (even for westerners like myself) about a child's odyssey to maintain his status in the local school
30 May 2019 | by smbachrachSee all my reviews

The film was written by Iranian master auteur Abbas Kiarostami, and in many ways is a companion piece to Kiarostrami's "Where is the Friend's House". Both stories center around a young boy on a dangerous quest, and failure will potentially produce physical/social/emotional scars. While the film unfolds slowly, as the protagonist risks life and limb to satisfy the school's demands, and in the course of it has to travel a great distance, almost exclusively on foot, a patient viewer will be richly rewarded.


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