Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Wind Journeys
(Los Viajes del viento)

Year: 2009
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 117 minutes

The Wind Journeys
The Wind Journeys
The Wind Journeys
The Wind Journeys

"This is the story of a journey," Colombian director Ciro Guerra begins. "A journey towards the beginning, towards the spirit. Towards our soul. For centuries, we've asked ourselves: what keeps us apart? Now it is time to ask what brings us together." In THE WIND JOURNEYS, Ignacio Carrillo is a juglar, a wandering accordian player who has spent his life traversing northern Colombia. Legend has it that Ignacio's accordian master once beat the devil in a competition called a piqueria. The devil took revenge by putting a curse on his instrument so that whoever plays it will remain a juglar forever. Tired of wandering and fiercely determined to return his inherited accordian to the maestro, Ignacio sets off. A stubborn teenager named Fermin, who dreams of being a juglar like Ignacio, follows him. Their journey takes them from Majagual, Sucre, to Taroa, beyond the Guajira desert; on their way they experience the wild diversity of the land and the Caribbean culture. Ignacio and Fermin come across voodoo drummers in the forest and Arhuaca Indians in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. They witness a machete fight on a bridge and cockfights in ramshackle huts. And everywhere they go, music brings people together. (In Spanish with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF34 Screenings

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Friday, March 26, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Ciro Guerra

Ciro Guerra

Ciro Guerra was born in Rio de Oro in 1981 and studied cinematography at the National University of Colombia. At 20, after having directed multi-award-winning shorts, he wrote, produced, and directed his first feature, "The Wandering Shadows," acclaimed at festivals all over the world.

"The Wandering Shadows" (2001), "THE WIND JOURNEYS" (2009)

Cristina Gallego, Diana María Bustamante Escobar

Paulo Andrés Pérez

Iván Wild

Principal Cast
Marciano Martínez, Yull Núñez

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