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UW Cinematheque | Chess of the Wind

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Free admission!
CHESS OF THE WIND
(SHATRANJ-E BAAD)
Iran | 1976 | DCP | 93 min. | Farsi with English subtitles
Director: Mohammad Reza Aslani
Cast: Fakhri Khorvash, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Shahram Golchin
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.

Details

Date:
December 3
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://cinema.wisc.edu/series/2021/fall/iranian-discoveries#2933

Venue

Vilas Hall, Room 4070
821 University Ave
Madison, WI United States
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