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The Wind Journeys + Colombian Gala

(Los viajes del viento)
Colombia/Netherlands/Germany/Argentina, 2009

Spanish with English subtitles

Director/Screenwriter: Ciro Guerra Producers: Cristina Gallego, Diana Bustamante Cinematographer: Paulo Andrés Pérez Editor: Iván Wild Music: Iván “Tito” Ocampo Production Design: Angélica Perea Principal Cast: Marciano Martínez, Yull Núñez Musician Cameos: Rosendo Romero, Beto Rada, Guillermo Arzuaga, José Luís Torres

Colombian Gala Reception - SOLD OUT!
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | Film & Reception: $20

Please join us after the screening for a reception hosted by the Consulate General of Colombia.

For most of his life, Ignacio Carrillo travelled among the villages of northern Colombia playing traditional songs on his accordion - an instrument said to have once belonged to the devil. But when his wife suddenly dies, Ignacio vows never to play the accursed instrument again, and embarks on one last journey to return it to his mentor. Along the way, he is accompanied by Fermín, a spirited teenager determined to become his apprentice. Weary of solitude, Ignacio reluctantly accepts him as his pupil and together they embark on a sonic tour of traditional Colombian music that will take them across a vast and unpredictable terrain.

The rugged majesty of the Colombian landscape forms a spectacular widescreen backdrop for a simple, bittersweet tale of regret and companionship. Justin Chang, Variety

Ignacio Carrillo, un juglar que durante años recorrió pueblos y regiones llevando cantos con su acordeón, toma la decisión de hacer un último viaje, a través de toda la región norte de Colombia, para devolverle el instrumento a su anciano maestro y así nunca más volver a tocar. En el camino encuentra a Fermín, un joven cuya ilusión en la vida es seguir sus pasos y ser como él. Cansado de la soledad, Ignacio acepta ser acompañado, y juntos emprenden el recorrido desde Majagual, Sucre, hasta Taroa, más allá del Desierto de la Guajira.

7:00 pm|Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University (GCA)
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Ciro Guerra was born in Río de Oro, Colombia in 1981. At the age of 20, he wrote and directed the award-winning film The Wandering Shadows. The Wind Journeys premiered at the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes, won Best Film at Cartagena and Bogotá, and was the Opening Night film at VLAFF 2010.