- International title
- The Wind Will Carry Us / Bad ma ra khabad bord
- Abbas Kiarostami
- MK2 Productions, Marin Karmitz, Abbas Kiarostami
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The first Scottish film shot on digital video: referring to Dogma, that is according to the makers more an oath of pragmatism, than of chastity. Sometimes confrontational and ironic, but with a sense of humour, the film follows a single mother who tries in vain to buy a future for her spoilt 18-year-old son. Free show with state-of-the-art technique.
Conversations with a small-time film producer and an unemployed projectionist confront a film-maker in Chad with the economic crisis in his country, that alsoi influences cinema. Investigation of the boundaries between documentary and fiction and a reflection on African cinema.
A few days from the life of Maria and her mother, who are alienated from each other, but forced to make overtures when her father is admitted to hospital. Unsentimental, probing and well-acted drama won the audience award in Berlin.