Day 209: ‘Wellington, NSW 4th Day’

‘Wellington, NSW 4th Day’

The Wind Will Carry Us 1999

If it’s Thursday, This Must be Wellington.

Woke up to discover that kids had broken the DVD machine while playing Inside Out (2015) this morning while I had a sleep in.  My 5 year old wondered what would happen if she picked up the portable play and shook it while it was playing the movies.

Answer: It starts glitching and eventually stops turning on at all.

Great! I bought 10 movies with me to watch at night after the girls go to bed.

Went looking for kangaroos and found Lake Burrendong and the Dam and the Arboretum with 28 varieties of Australian fauna then drove to Dubbo airport and picked up their mother so we can all spend two days at Dubbo’s Western Plains Zoo.

Finally got to watch a movie while away on our road trip.

I’d noticed that Abbas Kiarostami has Close-Up (1990) on the S&S list but TIME OUT has suggested The Wind Will Carry Us (1999) as their Kiarostami choice. I’ll watch it again tomorrow night. There are a lot of nuances in the film and I think I missed important things such as what the main character actually does – as in what his role is. I’ve got to watch it again.

It honestly never occurred to me that I would be staying in Mumbil, NSW, when I watched only the second Iranian film I’ve ever seen and my first directed by Kiarostami.