Facing the Wind (Con el Viento) (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Facing the Wind (Con el Viento) (2018)

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Facing the Wind (Con el Viento) tells the story of Mónica and her reconciliation with a life she had left behind. She receives a call in Buenos Aires: her father is terminally ill. After 20 years, Mónica 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 decides to sell the family home, asking Mónica to stay to help her. Winter comes. The perpetual silence, extreme cold, and facing up to an estranged family, prove tough for Mónica, who takes refuge in what she knows best: dance.

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Critic Reviews for Facing the Wind (Con el Viento)

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The film considers the issue of uprooting in all its complexity.

October 10, 2018 | Full Review…

[Director Meritxell] Aparicio claims, with humility and sensitivity, the heritage of... Yasujiro Ozu, Hou Hsiao-hsien or Naomi Kawase. [Full review in Spanish]

November 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A fragile and beautiful film that prefers to observe - and reveal - to dramatize - or impose. [Full Review in Spanish]

November 26, 2018 | Full Review…

More than a portrait of a rural landscape, an emotional stay in it. [Full review in Spanish]

November 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An Intimate, playful, and deeply elegiac family drama. [Full Review in Spanish]

October 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An original but not quite tidy debut from Meritxell Colell Aparicio, Facing the Wind can drag at times when it focuses more on dialogue, but it finds its moments of beauty in Monica's personal study of her relationship with her natural surroundings.

August 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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