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Los Viajes del Viento

Ciro Guerra


2008, Colour, 118 min.

29 Jun 2010 - 22:00

Open-Air Amphitheatre

Ignacio Carrillo spent his whole life travelling through the villages and regions of Northern Colombia, playing music and traditional songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument that was said to be cursed, because it once belonged to the devil. As he became older, he got married and settled with his wife in a small town, leaving his nomadic life behind.

When she suddenly dies, he decides to make one last journey to the Northern edge of the country, to return the accordion to the man who gave it to him, his teacher and mentor, his decision taken never to play it again. On the way, he is joined by Fermín, a teenager who dreams of becoming a “travelling musician” like Ignacio, playing the accordion just as he did. Tired of his loneliness, Ignacio agrees to be accompanied, and together they start the journey from Majagual, Sucre, to Taroa, beyond the Guajira desert, discovering on the way the enormous diversity of the Caribbean culture and surviving all kinds of adventures.

The masterful direction of this film brings us echoes of the narratives of the Odyssey, Dom Quixote and all the films about epic journeys.