Chess of The Wind presented by Filum Film Club

A wheelchair bound heiress and her maid fight off men who want to take her inherited fortune. Beneath this tale of greed and murder lies a devastating social critique. “A mesmerising, uniquely disturbing film - a claustrophobic chamber piece which is set almost entirely in the walls of a decaying mansion across three different spans of historical time - Chess of the Wind is quite unlike any of the films western viewers have seen from Iran so we can think of Aslani as a new voice in cinema calling to us from the past ” - Martin Scorsese, Film Foundation. Released and shown only twice in 1976, this Iranian gothic thriller was banned by the Iranian theologians in power from 1979 and thought lost forever - until that is, the mid 2010s, when the director’s children found a copy in a charity shop. 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.PT1H33M182024-04-23
Mohammad Reza Aslani
Chess of The Wind presented by Filum Film Club"Chess of The Wind presented by Filum Film Club"


April 23, 9:00 pm