‘Le Vent Nous Portera’: Of lovers possessed, of times entangled and bodies carried away | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 27, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1059-440X
  • E-ISSN: 2049-6710



Representations of corporal struggle with and against the wind correspond in a very immediate sense to struggles for liberation from enslavement in Iranian history. They unfold in acknowledgement of Iran’s legacy of trade in black bodies. This article is a meditation on the ways that the wind in post-Revolutionary Iranian cinema functions to liberate the film viewer from its enslavement by the cinematic codes of sexual difference to the normative spatio-temporal coordinates of voyeurism and melodrama. This liberation plunges the viewer into the pleasures of a spirit that dwells in two worlds and forges a bond in complicity with film that is cinephelia otherwise.


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