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The Winds Know I'm Coming Back Home

OT: El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa

José Luis Torres Leiva // Chile, 2016
Documentary Feature // FF2016



Documentary Film-maker Ignacio Agüero travels to a small island off the coast of Chile, which is mostly shrouded in thick fog. He’s looking for actors and locations for a film, to be based on a local Romeo and Juliet legend. It soon turns out that no-one on the island has ever heard of the story. The inhabitants are far more concerned about the relationship between the indigenous population and the descendants of the colonialists on the island. Undertones of racism abound and few people are free of prejudice. The film accompanies Agüero, a brilliant interviewer and patient listener, and paints an intimate, fragile portrait of a society in isolation.


JOSÉ LUIS TORRES LEIVA (*1975) has presented several of his films at festivals, including Rotterdam and Venice. In 2016, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his documentary The Wind Knows I‘m Coming Back Home.



El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa

Documentary Feature





103 min

OV with English subtitles

José Luis Torres Leiva

Catalina Vergara

Cristian Soto

José Luis Torres Leiva, Andrea Chignoli

Globo Rojo Producciones

Catalina Vergara and José Luis Torres Leiva, Globo Rojo Producciones: torresleiva@gmail.com catalina@globorojofilms.com

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