Una especie de road movie que no lleva a ninguna parte. Los personajes y la narrativa son inconsecuentes (al principio, Ignacio promete no volver a tocar y, pocas escenas después, retoma el instrumento como si nada, por ejemplo) Todo parece un pretexto para mostrar la diversidad geográfica y exótica de Colombia. Lo mejor: la fotografía y el duelo de acordeones en la gallera.
I found this gem a few years back while searching for Colombian films that weren't typically drug-crime related and immediately fell in love with Ciro Guerra, who proved to me that Colombian cinema can be beautiful and can be thoroughly original. This film is basically about an enchanted accordion and the journey between a master accordionist and a willful pupil. All aspiring Colombian filmmakers need to see this.
I was very touched by this movie. Incredibly engaged. For any other movie like this I would have a hard time giving just three stars. Movies often have astethics that I like or astetchics that I don't like, but this one had both and managed to make me like both. Perhaps it is the underlying sincerity (it's sentimentallity was more of a tenderness rather than kitchy or cheesiness) that made it all work.
Fantastic film, I was completely pulled in from beginning to end. The Cinematography was flawless, and resembled that of spaghetti western (The higher budgeted ones). It portrays a wonderful insight on South American culture that I have never seen. At times it resembles films like El Topo, Figures in a Landscape, and Dead Man, but it keeps its' own special atmosphere that both categorizes it without gentrifying it.
What an amazing experience. Impeccable performances. Stunning cinematography - shot after shot of jaw dropping beauty. And the faces! I've not seen such wonderful faces since Sergio Leone. Plus who knew accordion death matches could be so much fun? This is the film movies want to be when they grow up.
Perhaps a bit too restrained, but it's restraint also conjures much of its potency. The main characters remain just out of reach, but to the right degree, which is where we want them. The gorgeous landscapes and cinematography lay the groundwork for so much of the film's character, which unravels more as myth than narrative.
Desde un inicio "Los viajes del viento" parece tener carencias para crear la historia. Así como si nada, dos personajes deciden ser compañeros de un viaje. Diría que va por una road movie, sin embargo sus protagonistas experimentan mas no maduran o aprenden, personalmente hablando. Su momento a rescatar: un enfrentamiento que recuerda a las antiguas rancheras mexicanas.
A beautiful movie from Columbia that traces the life of an accordion player Ignacio Carrillo and his infamous accordion which is said to have been owned by the devil himself. The movie revolves around Ignacio taking a vow to never play again after his wife’s death and takes a long journey to return the accordion to his master accompanied by a teenager Fermin Moralles who follows him through out the journey.
Beautiful. Granted. Rap battles ala Accordion. Incredible. But. But. I fast-forwarded through the last half hour because there was no substance behind any of the images I was seeing. The protagonist could have been a model for how much you knew about him. I guess put it on in the background at a party.