Film: Con el viento/Facing the Wind
July 11, 2019
Con el viento honors the filmmaker’s grandparents’ village, and the disappearance of its culture with their passing, while examining the issue of uprooting in all its complexity. After 20 years away in Buenos Aires, Mónica, a dancer and choreographer, receives a call that her father is dying and must return to the remote village in Burgos, Spain, where she was born. When she arrives, her father has already passed away and her mother asks her to stay and help her sell the family home. As winter sets in—a time of perpetual silence and extreme cold—the mother and daughter, now strangers to each other, seek to reconcile while lacking the words to do so. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2017; Meritxell Colell Aparicio; Spanish with English subtitles; 108 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show