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Art of the Real
101 Ratings

The Winds Know That I'm Coming Back Home

El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa

Chile, 2016
  • Spanish
  • English
Art of the Real


Looking for extras and locations, a filmmaker settles on Chiloé, the second largest island off the coast of Chile. He does auditions, but mainly listens patiently to the stories of young and old people. As an outsider, he cautiously searches for the soul of the community and its underlying tensions.

Our take

We continue our series on Art of the Real, a festival that investigates cinema’s relationship with reality, with José Luis Torres Leiva’s clever nonfiction on film scouting in Chile. A calm, enveloping portrait of place and community, it is an erudite immersion into the complexities of island life.

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Awards & Festivals

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2016 | Deep Focus

Cinéma du Réel
Cartagena Film Festival

2016 | Winner: Best Documentary

Havana Film Festival

2016 | Winner: Documentary Film

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