Scene from the film The Wind Knows That I'm Coming Home
Scene from the film The Wind Knows That I'm Coming Home
Scene from the film The Wind Knows That I'm Coming Home
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The Wind Knows That I'm Coming Home

  • Chile
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In the early 1980s, a couple vanished without a trace in the woods of Meulín Island. Director Ignacio Agüero had intended to shoot a documentary about this strange occurrence, but eventually abandoned the project. Now, he journeys to the area to shoot his first fiction film based on the events, and José Luis Torre Leiva follows Agüero as he speaks with locals about the legends that have arisen surrounding this mysterious occurrence in between scouting for locations and auditioning nonprofessionals, who often provide a source of tender comic relief. The film is also a meditation on the isolation of those living on Chile’s Chiloé Archipelago, capturing its unique and solitary landscapes.


  • Original title
    El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    José Luis Torres Leiva
  • Cast
    Ignacio Agüero
  • DOP
    Cristian Soto
  • Duration
    103 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Chile
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Rotterdam IFF
    • Cartagena de Indias
    • Cinéma du Réel
    • Bafici
    • Olhar de Cinema
    • San Sebastián IFF
    • Hamburg IFF is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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