Art and Experience: The 34th Fajr International Film Festival is scheduled to screen a restored version of “The Lovers’ Wind”, a 1970 documentary about the natural attractions of Iran by French filmmaker and producer Albert Lamorisse and it was 85% shot with helicopter flying over lakes. Manochehr Anvar wrote the words of this documentary and Hossein Dehlavi made the music.

Albert Lamorisse died in a helicopter crash over Karaj Dam near Tehran while shooting extra footage for the documentary.  The 6:59 minutes of the surviving footage is also posted.  The film was completed by Albert’s wife Claude La Morisse in 1978. His son and his widow completed the film, based on his production notes, and released the film eight years later, in 1978.  The name “Lover’s Wind ” is translated into “Saba Wind” in persian. “Saba wind” is a wind coming from the northwest symbolizing lovers message.”

 

The Fajr festival will be held in Tehran from April 20 to 25 in Chaharsou Complex.