The Wind Journeys

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The Wind Journeys
Los Viajes del Viento Official Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ciro Guerra
Produced by Diana Bustamante
Cristina Gallego
Written by Ciro Guerra
Starring Marciano Martínez
Yull Núñez
Music by Iván 'Tito' Ocampo
Cinematography Paulo Andrés Pérez
Edited by Iván Wild
Distributed by Cineplex
Release dates
  • 1 April 2009 (2009-04-01)
Running time 117 minutes
Country Colombia
Language Spanish, Bantu, Wayuunaiki, Arhuaco

The Wind Journeys (Spanish: Los viajes del viento) is a 2009 Colombian film written and directed by Ciro Guerra. It was filmed in 80 locations in Northern Colombia.[1] The film is spoken in Spanish, Palenquero, Wayuunaiki, and Ikun.


Ignacio Carrillo (Marciano Martínez) is a vallenato singer from Majagual, Sucre, who decides, after his wife's sudden death, to stop playing and return his accordion, which is said to be cursed, to his master. He is joined by Fermín Morales (Yull Núñez), a teenage boy who admires Ignacio and wishes to become a juglar like him. Carrillo reluctantly accepts, given his loneliness. On Ash Wednesday 1968, Carrillo, Morales and their donkey start a journey throughout several towns in the Caribbean region in Northern Colombia, until Taroa (a small caserío in Uribia jurisdiction), in La Guajira desert, where Carrillo's maestro supposedly lives. During their journey, Carrillo participates in the first version of the Vallenato Legend Festival in Valledupar.


Actor Role
Marciano Martínez Ignacio Carrillo
Yull Núñez Fermín Morales
Agustín Nieves Nine
Erminia Martínez Guajira woman
José Luis Torres Meyo
Justo Valdez Batata

Participation in festivals[edit]

Los viajes del viento was chosen to participate in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection.[2]


  1. ^ María Alejandra Pautassi (2009-03-21). "Hay que salir de Colombia". Semana. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  2. ^ Derek Elley and John Hopewell (2009-04-23). "Cannes unveils lineup". Variety. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 

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