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Film Info
Mal del viento

Film Information

Exhibition Title Mal del viento
Original Title Mal del viento
English Title Wind’s Evil
Director Ximena González
Year 2012
Format Betacam
Colour Color
Duration 90'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Ximena González
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Matías Collavini, Natalia Casielles, Ximena González
  • Edición / Editing: Ximena González
  • Producción / Producer: Darío Arcella, Ximena González, Marina Rubino
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Grupo Documenta, La Búsqueda Producciones
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The main character in this movie is a moral, ethical, bioethical, and cultural dilemma. It’s a dilemma that hints at the brutal clash that exists between the Guaraní Opigua tradition in the Misiones jungle and the scientific positivism and jurisprudence white men try to impose. Based on a true story –the illness of a Guaraní boy and the court order that transferred him to Buenos Aires for a surgery– González builds a movie where the conflict itself is not only evidenced in the story it’s telling but also in the way it’s presented. Still shots and a calm and accurate editing allow us to capture the peacefulness of a village that defends its traditions without the need for violence but with the conviction of someone who respects and stands by these beliefs. Working with the multiple meanings an image may convey, each shot interweaves with multiple voices and builds up a range of speeches that depicts cultural diversity but also questions the audience’s convictions while sharing the characters’ tense agony with them.



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