|EL VIENTO - THE WIND
year 2005 length 100' color 35mm country Argentina-Spain
directed by Eduardo Mignogna
Screenplay Eduardo Mignogna, Graciela Maglie
Cast Federico Luppi (Frank), Antonella Costa (Alina), Pablo Cedròn (Dufour), Esteban Meloni (Diego), Mariana Brisky (Gabi), Ricardo Díaz Mourelle (the commissioner)
Cinematography Marcello Camorino
Art direction Margherita Jusid
Editing Marcela Saenz
Costume design Beatriz di Benedetto
Music Juan Ponce de León
Producers Claudio Etcheberry, José Antonio Félez
Production Retratos, Tesela P.C.
Leganitos n° 47, 7° Planta – 28013 Madrid (Spain)
Tel. +34 917 583 130 Fax +34 917 583 163
Pain, guilt and the search for happiness are the main premises of Frank's story - a cattle farmer 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.
Eduardo Mignogna’s film cannot be defined as “fashionable”, and perhaps neither can the cinema of Argentina, which comes from a far-off time and continues to be a mix of cultures with no real boundaries. The cinema of Argentina originates at the crossroads of production between Latin America and Spain; it places on stage the generational battle and the existential encounter between the societies of Patagonia and the metropolis, between the farm and Buenos Aires, and between an old man and a young intellectual woman.
The wind is a story of age-old sentiments and contemporary passions.