The Chess Game of the Wind ( Shatranj-e baad)/ 1976/ Persian

FiC Rating: 4/5
Dir:  Mohammad Reza Aslani

Why FiC recommends?
1) A forgotten masterpiece of Iran’s pre-revolution New Wave banned by the Ayatollah Khomeini until its discovery in 2015. This story is of decaying opulence set in a grand old house is a mix of Gothic melodrama and Italian Giallo films.
2)  That final scene will leave you gobsmacked, I recommend this to everyone to watch this atleast once, the restored version is an experience not to be missed.

Chess of the Wind movie trailer

To know more:

  1. IMDB
  2. Other Review 1
  3. Other Review 2

Available on: Mubi

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