Foreign Film: "The Wind Journeys"
|When||Jul 21, 2010 from 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm|
|Where||Decorah Public Library|
|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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The Wind Journeys (120 min.) is an unrated Colombian film in Spanish (with English subtitles) directed by Ciro Guerra. For most of his life, Ignacio Carrillo travelled the villages of northern Colombia, playing traditional songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument said to have once belonged to the devil. He eventually married and settled in a small town, leaving the nomadic life behind. But after the traumatic death of his wife, he vows never to play the accursed accordion again, and embarks on one last journey to return the instrument to its rightful owner. The Wind Journeys was an official selection of sixteen major international film festivals. The film won the Award of the City of Rome at Cannes, Best Latin American Film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Best Colombian film at the Cartagena International Film Festival, and Best Film and Best Director at the Bogota Film Festival.