Walking with the Wind

Original title: Hamrah ba Baad
English title: Walking with the Wind
French title: Avec Le Vent
Type: Documentary

With the participation of:
* Lili Golestan (translator, owner and artistic director of the Golestan Gallery in Tehran)
* Aydin Aghdashloo (artist)
* Kianoush Ayari (filmmaker)
* Javad Mojabi (poet & author)
* Maryam Zandi (photographer)
* Ebrahim Haghighi (graphic designer)
* Mohsen Azarm (reviewer)

CREW
Written and Directed by…………..Mehdi Shadizadeh
Director of Photography…………..Mehdi Shadizadeh
Editing…………………………………..Sara Gohari
Sound Designer………………………Mehdi Salmani
Sound Recordist……………………..Mehdi Salmani
Colour Grading……………………….Jamshid Majd-Vafaei
Stills Photographer…………………Sareh Nassiri

Production Manager………………..Siamak Bahojb
Producer………………………………..Alireza Shadizadeh
Production Company……………….Amordad, Institute of Arts and Culture
Investor…………………………………Navid Sharifi

Shooting format: 4K
Camera: Sony fdr-axp35
Lenses: Fixe 18-38

Screening format: DCP
Sound: 5.1 Surround
Ratio: 16:9
Original version: Persian
Subtitled in: English & French
Running Time: 82 min
Year: 2019

Documentary – Colour – 82min – 2019 – Iran.

Synopsis:
Our documentary attempts to portray Abbas Kiarostami’s multiple artistic dimensions, and not just those of a filmmaking giant.
Seen through the eyes of a group of contemporaries made up of a filmmaker, an artist, a poet, a photographer, a graphic designer, a film critic and a gallery owner, we realise that Kiarostami was himself a poet, photographer, graphic designer, artist and woodcutter all rolled into one; a composite artist, and veritable modern-day Renaissance man.

   

Director’s statement:
Abbas Kiarostami, recognised as one of the greatest ever international filmmaking authors, has always been a motivational idol of mine and for whom I bear the greatest respect. However, he was not only a filmmaker, he was also a photographer, poet, painter and woodcutter, aspects of his life often overlooked. With this film I wanted to show Kiarostami in all his multiple aspects and not just concentrate on his cinematic brilliance. I doing so I sought out those who had known him, other artists and filmmakers, in order to build up a composite portrait of the man himself.