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Following the death of his wife, Haji Amou, a traditionalist, patriarchal and corrupt merchant, plans to get rid of his daughter-in-law, the heir to the fortune and the beautiful luxurious house in which they live. This emancipated and modern woman is paralyzed and can only move around in a wheelchair. To deal with the plot fomented by her stepfather, she gets help from her servant, unaware that she is playing on both counts...
Directed in 1976 by Mohammad Reza Aslani and remained almost forty-five years in the shadows, The Chessboard of the Wind is a film with a fascinating destiny that sheds a new light on Iranian cinema before the revolution. With its atmosphere of a gothic tale where the influence of painting is reflected in every shot, The Wind's Chessboard is a splendid game of massacre, a visual tour de force that dares to mix Luchino Visconti and Satyajit Ray, John Carpenter and George A. Romero. A masterful work of staggering modernity, to be discovered as a world exclusive on Blu-ray™ in its sumptuous 4K restoration.
THE CHESSBOARD OF THE WIND by Mohammad Reza Aslani (1976 - Colors - 101 mn) New 4K restoration Original version with French subtitles Blu-ray or DVD edition
.THE MAJNOUN AND THE WIND (2022 – Colors – 51 mn) A documentary directed by Gita Aslani Shahrestani. From the genesis of the project to the discovery, nearly forty years later, of the lost negatives of the film, a look back at a formidable human and artistic adventure through numerous testimonies.
. 2 SHORT FILMS DIRECTED BY MOHAMMAD REZA ASLANI
.THE HASSANLOU CUP AND THE STORY OF ONE WHO ASKS (1966 – Black & White – 21 mn)
.THE HASSANLOU CUP: I SAID TO CONTEMPLATE THIS DIVINATORY CUP (2014 – Colors and Black & White – 28 mn) Discovered in 1957 in northwestern Iran, the Hassanlou cup (2nd millennium BC) is among the rarest historical, sacred and artistic objects of antiquity. In these two short films made fifty years apart, Mohammad Reza Aslani is interested in the symbol that hides behind.
. TRAILER 2021
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles Format 1.85 respected • Colors • Duration of the Film: 100 mn
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER• PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles 1.85 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 96 mins