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The wind chessboard, an unknown Iranian masterpiece soon at Carlotta

After the death of his wife, Haji Amou (Mohamad Ali Keshavarz), a patriarchal and corrupt merchant, hatches a plan to get rid of his beautiful daughter (Fakhri Khorvash), the rich heiress of the luxurious property they occupy. Immobilized in a wheelchair, she thinks she can count on her servant who is playing a double game...

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.

World Exclusive

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.