• Greek Title Το σκάκι του ανέμου
  • English Title Chess of the wind
  • Original Title Shatranj-e baad
  • Year: 1976
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: Iran
  • Duration: 93'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Mohammad Reza Aslani
  • Cinematography: Houshang Baharloo
  • Editing: Abbas Ganjavi
  • Music / Score: Sheyda Gharachedaghi
  • Sound: Valod Aghajanian
  • Cast: Fakhri Khorvash, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Shahram Golchin, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Hamid Taati, Akbar Zanjanpour
  • Production: Bahman Farmanara, Sherkat-e Gostaresh-e Sanaye Cinema-e
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Περσικά
  • Format: DCP
  • Restoration: Αποκατεστημένη σε 4Κ το 2020 από το The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project και την Cineteca di Bologna, από τα αρχικά αρνητικά φιλμ 35mm, στο εργαστήριο L’Image Retrouvée στο Παρίσι, σε συνεργασία με τον Μοχάμεντ Ρεζά Ασλανί και την Γκίτα Ασλανί, με χρηματοδότηση από το Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation. Το φιλμ θεωρείτο χαμένο, ώσπου η οικογένειά του το βρήκε σε μια αντικερί το 2018. Restored in 4K in 2020 by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project and Cineteca di Bologna from the original 35mm camera and sound negatives at L’Image Retrouvée laboratory (Paris) in collaboration with Mohammad Reza Aslani and Gita Aslani, with funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation. The film was considered lost for many years until his family found the original negative in an antiquary shop in 2018.
  • Print Source: Cineteca di Bologna

When the first lady of an aristocratic family dies, her only heir is her paralyzed daughter. The disputes over the inheritance involve the maid, the nanny, the stepfather's nephews and others. Screened publicly just once before it was banned by the Khomeini regime and then lost for decades, this rediscovered jewel of Iranian cinema reemerges to take its place as one of the most singular and astonishing works of the country’s pre-revolution New Wave.

Mohammad Reza Aslani (1943) is an Iranian filmmaker, art theorist, graphic designer and poet known mostly for his experimental films and documentaries. Although he never signed it, he is also considered the co-writer of the manifesto Espacementalism (The poem of imagination / She’er-e-Hajm) and an important poet of the New Wave Poetry of Iran.



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