Like the elderly couple in Ozu’s wonderful Tokyo Story (1953), the main characters of Wiñaypacha carry upon their bent backs the sadness of being forgotten by their son. Nonetheless, they do not invest in anger nor build up blame.
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If I close my eyes, this film will always be the howling wind in the cold mountains. Wiñaypacha heavily relies on the soundscape to create its unique texture, a world set apart which mere existence and hostile beauty awe us. As Willka and Phaxsi fight against dispair and oblivion, a raw feeling stands poignantly at the core of the circularity of time: the longing & waiting of someone we know it's not coming for us.