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THE WIND JOURNEYS

by Ciro Guerra

synopsis

Ignacio Carrillo travelled all his life throughout the villages and regions of northern Colombia, carrying music and traditional songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument that is said to be cursed, because it once belonged to the devil. As he became older, he got married and settled with his wife in a small town, leaving his nomadic life behind. When she suddenly dies, he decides to make one last journey to the Northern edge of the country, to return the accordion to the man who gave it to him, his teacher and mentor, so he will never play it again. On the way, he is joined by Fermín, a teenager who dreams of becoming a “juglar” like Ignacio, and to travel all around playing the accordion like he did. Tired of his loneliness, Ignacio accepts to be accompanied, and together they start the journey from Majagual, Sucre, to Taroa, beyond the Guajira desert, finding on the way the enormous diversity of the Caribbean culture and surviving all kinds of adventures. Ignacio will try to convince Fermín to take a different path in his life, having learned that his only led to solitude and sadness, but he will have to face the fact that destiny has different plans for him and his pupil.

international title: The Wind Journeys
original title: Los Viajes del viento
country: Colombia, Germany, Argentina, Netherlands
sales agent: Elle Driver
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Ciro Guerra
film run: 117'
release date: NO 04/06/2010
screenplay: Ciro Guerra
cast: Agustin Nieves, Erminia Martinez, José Luis Torres, Justo Valdez, Carmen Molinari, Juan Bautista Martinez, Rosendo Romero, Beto Rada
cinematography by: Paulo Andrès Pérez
film editing: Ivan Wild
art director: Angelica Perea
music: Iván Ocampo
producer: Cristina Gallego, Diana Bustamante, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul
production: Razor Film Produktion, Volya Films, Ciudad Lunar Producciones (CO), Cine Ojo, Primer Plano Film Group (AR)
backing: Arte/ZDF
distributor: Arthaus

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