<i>Los viajes del viento (The Wind Journeys).</i> 2009. Colombia. Written and directed Ciro Guerra
  • The Wind Journeys

    2009. Colombia. Ciro Guerra.

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • The Wind Journeys

    2009. Colombia. Written and directed Ciro Guerra. With Marciano Martinez, Yull Nunez, Rosendo Romero. This involving tale of a master-and-pupil relationship gains resonance from a spectacular widescreen backdrop, intimations of fairy tale tropes and trials, and a touch of the supernatural. Ignacio, a lifelong minstrel who has vowed never to play again, journeys through the Colombian countryside to return his accordion—which he believes to be cursed—to his original mentor. He is followed by a restless, talentless teenage wannabe musician who is determined to learn to play, well, anything. The drama and suspense ratchet up as these ill-matched companions encounter strange adventures in extended sequences of great beauty and emotional impact. Guerra’s talent as a director lies not only in the visual beauty of his images, but in his ability to let a deceptively simple story reach deeper layers of truth. In Spanish, Bantu, local dialects; English subtitles.

In the Film exhibition Iberoamérican Images

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