CON EL VIENTO

FACING THE WIND

By Meritxell COLELL APARICIO

POLAR STAR FILMS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2017

An unplanned trip from Buenos Aires to a remote village in Burgos returns a dancer to a life left behind.  The cold reception from her mother brings unhealed wounds to the surface.

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona 2014
Project advising
Sources 2 (Screenwriting · Development · Training) de MEDIA Catalonia 2014
Script advising
Atélier Cinéfondation 2015
Festival REC 2016
Primer Test Post-Production Award
San Sebastian FF 2018
Made in Spain
Cologne International Women's Film Festival 2018
MónFilmat 2018
Festival de Casablanca 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • First film, Family, Drama
    • Countries
    • SPAIN, ARGENTINA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 108 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Meritxell COLELL APARICIO
    • Writer(s)
    • Meritxell COLELL APARICIO
    • Producer(s)
    • Carles BRUGUERAS (Polar Star Films), Maxi DUBOIS (Habitacion 1520), Nathalie TRAFFORD (Paraiso Production)
    • Synopsis
    • Mónica, a 47-year old dancer, receives a call from Spain: her father is terminally ill. After 20 years, Mónica must return to the remote village where she was born. When she arrives, her father has already passed away and her mother decides to sell the family home asking Mónica to stay to help her.

      Winter comes. The perpetual silence, the extreme cold and the difficulty of living with her mother are proving tough for Mónica, who takes refuge in what she knows best: dance.

      "Facing the Wind" tells the story of a family unable to communicate. It is indeed a thoughtful and loving portrait of a traditional rural lifestyle, which is beginning to disappear. It’s a story about distances. But most of all, "Facing the Wind" is an inner journey to learn again how to live and love better.
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