UW Cinematheque - Iranian Discoveries
Chess of the Wind (Shatranj-E Baad) | Iran | 1984 | DCP | 83 min. | Farsi with English subtitles Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Friday, December 3, 2021
4070 Vilas Hall
A major rediscovery, this beautifully restored landmark of pre-revolution Iranian cinema had long been considered lost. In an opulent, candlelit mansion, a wealthy family schemes against one another in pursuit of the remains of their inheritance. A haunting depiction of crumbling aristocracy much more redolent of Visconti than Kiarostami. Co-presented with the support of UW Madison’s Middle East Studies Program.