Directed in 1976 by Mohammad Reza Aslani, The Chessboard of the Wind is one of the outstanding works of the Iranian pre-revolution. Banned in its country of origin and finally accessible after 45 years, this nugget of incredible modernity summons both painting and poetry to probe the failings of a deliquescent bourgeoisie.
Available as a world exclusive on Blu-Ray and DVD from Carlotta on May 17 after 4K restoration, L'échiquier du vent will be offered in the original Iranian version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 with French subtitles, in image format 1.85.
In addition, Le majnoun et le vent (2022, 51 minutes): documentary directed by Gita Aslani Sharestani dedicated to the discovery, forty years later, of the lost negatives of the film. Followed by two short films by the director: The Hassanlou cup and the story of the one who asks (1966, 21 minutes) and The Hassanlou cup: I said to contemplate this divinatory cup (2014, 28 minutes), plus the soundtrack- announcement 2021. Indicative price: 19.99 euros.