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Los viajes del viento (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 30 April 2009 (Colombia)
A musician travels a great distance to return an instrument to his elderly teacher.

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Credited cast:
Marciano Martínez ...
Ignacio Carrillo
Yull Núñez ...
Fermin Morales
Agustin Nieves ...
Ninz
Jose Luis Torres ...
Meyo
Carmen Molina ...
Tendera
Erminia Martinez ...
Mujer Guajira
Justo Valdez ...
Batata
Juan Batista Martinez ...
Marimbero Mayor
Hector Brito ...
Alvaro Figueras
Guillermo Merlo ...
Cowhand 1
Clemente Herrera ...
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Nibaldo 'Niveo' Vergara ...
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Guillermo Arzuaga ...
Efrain Hernandez
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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. He eventually married and settled in a small town, leaving the nomadic life behind. 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. Tired of loneliness, Ignacio accepts the young man as his pupil and together they traverse the vast Colombian terrain, discovering the musical diversity of Caribbean culture. Hardened by a life of solitude, Ignacio tries to discourage Fermín from following in his footsteps, but destiny has different plans for them. Written by Los Angeles Latino Film Festival

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Like Music Itself...VIAJES is Timeless!
18 October 2013 | by (Pasto, Colombia) – See all my reviews

............................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL

Los VIAJES Del VIENTO/JOURNEYS Of The WIND is definitely an acquired taste. My wife and I were extremely tired upon commencement of our initial viewing, fell asleep and probably missed nearly half the film. The vibrant music and some of the images kept on resonating in our brains, so we decided to see it again. Lucky twist of fate, that.

JOURNEYS Of The WIND (My title translation) took us places we had never been, showed us sights we had never seen and treated us to music we had never heard. One thing is for sure: Majagual, Colombia is about as far away from Hollywood as you could ever get! 28 year-old director Ciro Guerra's stated goal in making JOURNEYS: Share his spiritual communion connection with Vallenatos. (A style of Colombian music, the popularity of which has been growing exponentially outside its borders for two decades)

With one momentary, inconspicuous exception, there are literally no "Time-markers" in JOURNEYS. Like music itself, this film is timeless. A folkloric Faustian music video psycho-drama that should appeal to anyone who early one Sunday morning might say "Today I feel like an art exhibit in the morning, an international music festival in the afternoon and an exotic foreign film in the evening!" JOURNEYS facilitates doing all three at once.

Director Guerra purposefully uses each frame as a canvass. Music in cinema is usually tailored to images as something of an afterthought. Here, it seems as if Guerra has molded his visuals to the music, with a startlingly refreshing and keenly aesthetic look. JOURNEYS, reflecting real life, does not spoon feed you anything...S**t Happens!...You then make of it what you may. One final point I found particularly interesting: The oblique warning JOURNEYS offers to all those who attain a measure of fame to avoid falling under the spell of their own persona spin! 9* (Perhaps 10* after 3rd viewing?) ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!!!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!

KissEnglishPasto@Yahoo.com


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