THE WIND JOURNEYS
"Heartfelt without ever becoming sentimental, The Wind Journeys has a pure and honest simplicity that makes it wonderfully compelling."
– Toronto Int'l Film Festival,
For most of his life, Ignacio traveled the villages of Colombia, playing songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument said to have once belonged to the devil. He eventually married and settled in a small town, leaving his nomadic life behind. But after the death of his wife, he vows to never play the cursed accordion again and embarks on one last journey to return the instrument to its proper owner. On the way, Ignacio is followed by Fermín, a feisty teenager determined to become his apprentice. Tired of solitude, Ignacio accepts him as his pupil and together they traverse the vast Colombian terrain. Hardened by a life of loneliness, Ignacio tries to discourage Fermín from following in his footsteps, but destiny has other plans for them.
Nicole Sharp - Customer Review
This is a very well-done and moving film, with some incredible music. I highly recommend it!
Lenny from Chicago - Customer Review
Loved this movie! Especially the homage to 8 Mile, when the duelling accordianists do battle, complete with insults! The ending left me wondering a bit though. What was in the note the master left Ignacio? Was it a plea to take care of his wife and brood? Or to continue playing the 'devil's instrument'? I LOVE Film Movement!
JeffinSeattle - Customer Review
I love the cinematography of "The Wind Journeys". There's a new environment in every scene. That way everything seems fresh and wonderful. I enjoyed the story of a man's journey to return the accordion to its master (and a young man tags along with him). Does anyone know of a dueling accordion competition going on? I might show up!