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The Wind

The Wind

The Wind

1928 / 95min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: VICTOR SJöSTRöM

CAST: LILLIAN GISH

One of the crowning achievements of the late silent period and perhaps the greatest of Swedish émigré filmmaker Sjöström’s films made in Hollywood, where he was rechristened “Victor Seastrom,” The Wind stars Lillian Gish as a delicate Virginia lass who, upon going off to live on a cousin’s isolated ranch in barely civilized Sweetwater, Texas, finds herself buffeted about by the unfamiliar, tempestuous passions that the ceaseless gales and cyclones crossing the plains stir within her. Repression and hysteria find ravishing visual expression in Sjöström’s overwhelming tour-de-force, a majestic maelstrom of pure cinema.