Une histoire de vent (A Tale of the Wind) 1988 Ages 15+
11.00am, Sat 25 Feb 2023 (77 mins)
Gallery of Modern Art & Cinema A
- Wheelchair Accessible
Amid a fierce gale, a young boy in a model aircraft departs from his native Netherlands to the faraway China. Here, as an elderly filmmaker enamoured of the region’s mythologies, Joris Ivens embarks upon a unique pilgrimage with his production crew – a quixotic journey “to capture the invisible wind”.
Written and directed by husband-and-wife duo Joris Ivens and Marceline Loridan-Ivens, A Tale of the Wind is a hypnotising and poetic visual essay that blends the warmth and humour of late Agnès Varda with the intricate visual tableaus of Sergei Parajanov. An unforgettable cinematic experience spanning continents, traditions, history and cinema itself.
A Tale of the Wind will screen from an imported 35mm print, with live English subtitles.
- Directors: Joris Ivens, Marceline Loridan Ivens
- Script: Joris Ivens, Marceline Loridan Ivens
- Cinematographers: Thierry Arbogast, Jacques Loiseleux
- Editor: Minh-Tam Nguyen
- Print Source: Tamasa Distribution
- Rights: Tamasa Distribution
- Shooting Format: 35mm
- Screening Format: 35mm
- Year: 1988
- Runtime: 77 minutes
- Country: France
- Languages: French & Mandarin, with English subtitles
- Colour: Colour