26.9. - 5.10.2019

The Winds Know I´m Coming Back Home Chile 2016 | 103 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

José Luis Torres Leiva

With his first feature film The Sky, The Earth, and the Rain (2008) José Luis Torres Leiva (*1975) won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Rotterdam film festival. His second film Summer (2011) was shown at Venice in the Orizzonti section.

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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.
Orig. Title: El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Vitrina
Director: José Luis Torres Leiva
Producer: Catalina Vergara
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Camera: Cristian Soto
Set Designer:
Cutter: José Luis Torres Leiva, Andrea Chignoli
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales:
Production: Globo Rojo Producciones
contact: Catalina Vergara and José Luis Torres Leiva, Globo Rojo Producciones:


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