The Wind (El Viento)

Pain, guilt and the search for happiness are the main premises of Frank’s (Federico Luppi) story – a cattle raiser who has never left his small town in Patagonia. The death of his daughter sends him to Buenos Aires and back into touch with his granddaughter Alina (Antonella Costa). Frank comes bearing not only the news of Alina’s mother’s death, but also his own forgotten memories and a secret he swore not to reveal that will have profound affects on Alina’s life.

World premiere
Argentina, August 2005

Theatrical release in Germany
October 12, 2006

Rights sold to
Argentina, Germany

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2006
Transilvania International Film Festival Romania 2006
Espoo Film Festival Finland 2006
Film by the Sea Film Festival Netherlands 2006
Raindance Film Festival UK 2006

Argentina 2005
Director: Eduardo Mignogna
Producers: Retratos Producciones / Film Suez (Argentina), Tesela Producciones Cinematográficas (Spain)
German distributor: Arsenal Filmverleih
World Sales: Sogepac (Spain)

Funded in the WCF jury session in August 2006
Funding amount: 10,000 €