CHESS OF THE WIND
Iran | 1976 | DCP | 93 min. | Farsi with English subtitles
Director: Mohammad Reza Aslani
Cast: Fakhri Khorvash, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Shahram Golchin
Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM CST
UW Cinematheque, Room 4070, Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue
A major rediscovery, this beautifully restored landmark of pre-revolution Iranian cinema was banned after a single screening and 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, Chess of the Wind is an essential addition to the canon of Iranian art cinema (MK). Co-presented with the support of UW Madison’s Middle East Studies Program.