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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."
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."
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.
"...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."