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Who Has Seen The Wind


Who Has Seen The Wind


"...we find again all the archetypal characters who brought pleasure to readers of Steinbeck and Saroyan...a film of sustained lyricism which recalls John Ford's How Green Was My Valley."
    Le Matin, Paris

         A visually stunning adaptation of W.O.Mitchell's universally acclaimed novel of the same name, this richly textured motion picture provides...

    "...captivating images of beauty, impeccably acted and directed...the human condition viewed for once through compassionate and caring eyes."
        Philip Bergson, The Sunday Times.

         First released in 1977, starring Jose Ferrer, Helen Shaver and Gordon Pinsent, this deeply felt film chronicles a young boy's coming of age in a small Canadian prairie town during the dust bowl years of the 1930's depression.

    "This film is a treasure ...warm, human and hard to forget."
        Chicago Sun Times.Who has seen the Wind

         Through the eyes of 10-year-old Brian, the film becomes a portrait of childhood face to face with the inequities of an adult world. The film gathers impressive power as it arrays the wild and natural forces of the prairie against the cruel and vindictive, though civilised, forces of the town. Without bitterness or cynicism, this flawlessly acted film reminds one that life does continue, no matter how transitory experiences may be. Refreshing and lyrical, this drama is suitable for the entire family and is an excellent choice for any classroom.

    "Captivating"
       London Sunday Times.

    "Charming"
        International Herald Tribune

    "...a sweet, generous reverie of a movie about growing up on the prairies of Saskatchewan during the Depression. It touches all of the topics obligatory in such small town fiction, including life, death, hypocrisy and bigotry, all as they are observed by one little boy, Brian O'Connal, played with fine, serious, un-self-conscious assurance by Brian Painchaud...The movie gains by this lack of narrative sophistication, which gives 'Who Has Seen The Wind' the effect of an unretouched memoir."
        Vincent Canby, The New York Times


Grand Prix Winner, Paris Film Festival, 1977
Golden Reel Award 1977 (Best Grossing Canadian Feature Film)


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