A Tale of the Wind
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A Tale of the Wind

1988
Documentary
1h 20m
A film crew headed by a veteran director (Joris Ivens) travels to China's Gobi desert in this symbolic documentary-styled fantasy. While the crew waits for the wind to kick up, weather reports tell of tidal waves every place but China. The director is hospitalized after a fall from his chair and has dreams he is part of the Melies film A Trip To The Moon. (allmovie.com)
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A Tale of the Wind

1988
Documentary
1h 20m
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Avg Percentile 56.43% from 79 total ratings

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Rated 09 Oct 2009
72
32nd
I'd love to be able to say that this a beautiful contemplative film about life, nature and passion, because I certainly saw and felt those elements. Unfortunately, I couldn't completely get past bouts of boredom and confusion, surprising characteristics for an 80 minute film. The beautiful images and sense of peace that pervades the film does at least make it worth giving a shot.
Rated 02 Mar 2008
59
34th
# 815
Rated 19 Dec 2008
59
18th
820
Rated 11 Dec 2022
54
12th
A very unusual film that didn't quite work for me. It's definitely something different, blending documentary and fantasy elements. The Trip to the Moon scene is really cool. There's one scene involving gymnasts that looks like it could be something out of one of the weirder, more anarchic Fellinis. Though I didn't really enjoy it, it's worth a try at the run length of you are looking for something completely different.
Rated 01 May 2024
10
14th
couldn't wait for the wind

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