The Wind Journeys

Directed by Ciro Guerra
Film Movement
120 Minutes
Colombia, Germany, Argentina, Netherlands
Coming of Age, Latin American, Music, Drama
Music, Latinx Studies
Not Rated
DVD $29.95
PPR $200.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00
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For most of his life, Ignacio Carrillo traveled the villages of northern Colombia, playing traditional songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument said to have once belonged to the devil. But after the traumatic death of his wife, he vows to never play the accursed accordion again and embarks on one last journey to return the instrument to its rightful owner. On the way, Ignacio is followed by Fermín, a spirited teenager determined to become his apprentice. Hardened by a life of solitude, Ignacio tries to discourage Fermín from following in his footsteps, but destiny has different plans for them.


  • Marciano Martínez
  • Yull Nunez
DVD Features

Bonus short: Danzak, directed by Gabriela Yepes

Sound: Stereo 2.0

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Enormously satisfying!"
    Justin Change, Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "Heartfelt without ever becoming sentimental, The Wind Journeys has a pure and honest simplicity that makes it wonderfully compelling."
    Diana Sanchez, Toronto Int'l Film Festival
  • Highest Rating
    "Stunning widescreen landscapes, colourful musical interludes and sure human touch...."
    Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
  • Highest Rating
    "Due to its achingly beautiful near David Lean style panoramic cinematography from lensman Paulo Andrews Perez, The Wind Journeys also manages to affect the viewer on a haunting, mythical level as though Guerra was channeling Wim Wenders' masterful nomadic effort Paris, Texas, all the while ensuring that instead of the American Southwest, what we were experiencing was genuinely Colombian with tributes to Caribbean storytelling and Vallenato musical culture."
    Jen Johans, Film Intuition


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