Chess of the Wind
(Chess Game of the Wind)
Bay Area Premiere!
Fakhri Khorvash, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Akbar Zanjanpour, Shohreh Aghdashloo,
Banned and thought lost for decades, this gothic 1976 Persian chamber piece involving murderous Iranian haves and have-mores was acclaimed as a major rediscovery at the 2020 New York Film Festival. In a decadently sumptuous, candlelit mansion setting, a dead mother’s riches trigger family warfare—and illicit desires—between a wheelchair-bound daughter, a monstrous stepfather, a maid, and more. With ornate interior set designs and a brilliantly discordant score by trailblazing female composer Sheyda Gharachedaghi, this endlessly surprising work of aristocratic horror is simply, as the London Film Festival notes, “a revelation.”