30.09. - 09.10.2021

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

José Luis Torres Leiva

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.

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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.
Original title: El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Vitrina
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: José Luis Torres Leiva
Producer: Catalina Vergara
Director of Photography: Cristian Soto
Production Design:
Editor: José Luis Torres Leiva, Andrea Chignoli
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
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Production: Globo Rojo Producciones
Contact: Catalina Vergara and José Luis Torres Leiva, Globo Rojo Producciones:


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