The Wind Will Cary Us is a 1999 Iranian film by Abbas Kiarostami. In it, a man called Behzad comes to a rural Kurdish village, claiming to be an engineer. In truth, Behzad is part of a group of journalists who have come to the village to document the mourning ritual that will occur after a 100 year old woman dies. As the woman takes longer than expected to die, Behzad is forced to spend time in the village interacting with the locals.
- Author Avatar: Behzad is a rather self-critical one for Kiarostami. Kiarostami is an upper-class filmmaker from the city who often makes films about lower-class rural people. Behzad is an upper-class, city-dwelling journalist who only interacts with the villagers for his own personal gain.
- Irony: A phone call Behzad receives indicates that by remaining in the village to wait for the old woman's funeral, Behzad will miss a funeral in his own family.
- Jerkass: Behzad. He acts condescending to many of the villagers, attempts to hit on Zeynab(who has a fiancee), is mean to the boy who shows him around the village, and kicks over a turtle.
- Kick the Dog: In this case, kick the turtle.
- Pet the Dog: Behzad does have his moments, like when he recites the poem to the milkmaid or runs to get help for the fallen gravedigger.
- Running Gag: Due to the poor reception in the village, every time Behzad's cellphone rings he has to drive to the top of a hill in order to answer it.
- Scenery Porn: Kiarostami sure knows how to photograph landscapes.
- Shout-Out: The film is named for a poem by Forough Farrokhzad.
- Title Drop: At one point Behzad recites the poem the film is named for.