I realize some people will tell me I'm missing the point of the beautiful, philosophical Iranian art film "The Wind Will Carry Us," but I just expected it to have some kind of direction.

What the movie is about exactly is in large part up to the viewer. There's a man from Tehran (Behzad Dourani) visiting a remote village posing as some kind of telecom engineer, when in fact he's a photographer or anthropologist of some kind waiting for an old woman to die so he can document a local funeral ritual.

Idle in the mean time, he befriends a local boy, frequents a dusty café and makes several mad dashes to the top of the nearest hill in his truck to get better reception when his cell phone rings.

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