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Chess of the Wind
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021 7:00 PM
A hypnotically stylized murder mystery that reemerges after being lost for decades to take its place as one of the most singular and astonishing works of Iran's pre-revolution New Wave. New 4K Restoration
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Reserved Seating Adult - $11.75
Reserved Seating Seniors (65 +) with Valid ID - $10.00
Reserved Seating Students w/ Valid ID (up to 25 years) - $10.00
Reserved Seating Military with Valid ID - $10.00
Reserved Seating Child (12 and Under) - $7.00

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New 4K Restoration

Screened publicly just once before it was banned and then lost for decades, this rediscovered jewel of Iranian cinema reemerges to take its place as one of the most singular and astonishing works of the country’s pre-revolution New Wave. A hypnotically stylized murder mystery awash in shivery period atmosphere, Chess of the Wind unfolds in an ornate, candlelit mansion where a web of greed, violence, and betrayal ensnares the heirs to a family fortune as they vie for control of their recently-deceased matriarch’s estate. Melding the influences of European modernism, gothic horror, and classical Persian art, director Mohammad Reza Aslani crafts an exquisitely controlled mood piece that erupts in a stunningly subversive final act in which class conventions, gender roles, and even time itself are upended with shocking ferocity.

Restored by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project and Cineteca di Bologna at L’Image Retrouvée laboratory (Paris) in collaboration with Mohammad Reza Aslani and Gita Aslani Shahrestani. Restoration funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.



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Event Type:4K DCP
Film Info
Country:Iran
Release Year:1976
Runtime:100
Director:Mohammad Reza Aslani
Rating:Not Rated
Language:Farsi