Thursday, 28 October 2010

Film: Los viajes del viento / The wind Journeys

Ignacio Carrillo (Marciano Martínez) is a vallenato singer from Majagual, Sucre, who decides, after his wife's sudden death, to stop playing and return his accordion, which is said to be cursed, to his master. He is joined by Fermín Morales (Yull Núñez), a teenage boy who admires Ignacio and wishes to become a juglar like him. Carrillo reluctantly accepts, given his loneliness. On Ash Wednesday 1968, Carrillo, Morales and their donkey start a journey throughout several towns in the Caribbean region in Northern Colombia, until Taroa (a small caserío in Uribia jurisdiction), in La Guajira desert, where Carrillo's maestro supposedly lives. During their journey, Carrillo participates in the first version of the Vallenato Legend Festival in Valledupar.

The Wind Journeys (Spanish: Los viajes del viento) is a 2009 Colombian film, written and directed by Ciro Guerra. It was filmed in 80 locations in Northern Colombia.[1] The film is spoken in Spanish, Palenquero, Wayuunaiki, and Ikun.

A musician travels a great distance to return an instrument to his elderly teacher. 

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