The Wind Knows That I'm Coming Home

Direction
Year
2016
Country
  • Chile
Runtime
103min
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In the early 1980s, a couple vanished without a trace in the woods of Meulín Island. Director Ignacio Agüero had intended to shoot a documentary about this strange occurrence, but eventually abandoned the project. Now, he journeys to the area to shoot his first fiction film based on the events, and José Luis Torre Leiva follows Agüero as he speaks with locals about the legends that have arisen surrounding this mysterious occurrence in between scouting for locations and auditioning nonprofessionals, who often provide a source of tender comic relief. The film is also a meditation on the isolation of those living on Chile’s Chiloé Archipelago, capturing its unique and solitary landscapes.

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  • Original Title
    El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    José Luis Torres Leiva
  • Cast
    Ignacio Agüero
  • Cinematography
    Cristian Soto
  • Runtime
    103 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    • Chile
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Rotterdam IFF
    • Cartagena de Indias
    • Cinéma du Réel
    • Bafici
    • Olhar de Cinema
    • San Sebastián IFF
    • Hamburg IFF

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