The Year of the Everlasting Storm

Director: Anthony Chen, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, David Lowery, Dominga Sotomayor, Jafar Panahi, Laura Poitras, Malik Vitthal Run Time: 115 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Country: United States
Language: Various

“a slash of cathartic release, a dash of humor and a large batch of necessary pathos to make the world feel a little less lonely, a little less small”

–Robert Daniels for IndieWire

About the film:

Official Selection of Cannes Film Festival 2021. Featuring seven stories from seven auteurs from the United States, Iran, Chile, China and Thailand, the film chronicles this unprecedented moment in time, and is a true love letter to the power of cinema and its storytellers.

About the filmmakers:

The project originated with a handful of American producers who were inspired by Jafar Panâhi’s ingenuity in making the feature This Is Not A Film in secret while under a state-imposed stay-at-home order in Iran in 2011.

For The Year of the Everlasting Storm, acclaimed filmmakers Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul joined Panâhi in crafting unique short stories while following a set of quarantine guidelines. Read more here.

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