UK Premiere/ El Viento que arrasa

Directed by Paula Hernández

Award-winning director Paula Hernández (Los Sonámbulos, ¡Viva! 2020) describes her latest film, adapted from the novel of the same name, as a road movie on the brink of a storm.” Deep in the interior borderlands of Argentina, we meet Leni, the 18-year-old daughter of a domineering Evangelical pastor, and Tapioca, a teenager under the care of a rough-and-ready mechanic named Gringo. The action takes place in the 1990s, although the atmosphere of the remote region makes it feel much longer ago.

In a typically bravura performance, Chilean star Alfredo Castro plays the canny and charismatic travelling minister, Reverand Pearson, who has destined his daughter to be his constant companion and lackey. But this is the calm before a storm, and perhaps Leni can take her fate into her own hands after all. 

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94 minutes

Translated title:
A Ravaging Wind


Full English

Country of origin:
Argentina and Uruguay

Year of production:

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