Where the Wind Blows

Il vento soffia dove vuole

Director: Marco Righi
Country: Italy

German Premiere
2023 | 108 min. | Italian
Subtitles: English, German
FSK | Nicht geprüft / No clearance (18+)

Cast_ Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Fiorenzo Mattu, Yile Yara Vianello, Gaja Masciale, Andrea Bruschi Screenplay_ Marco Righi Camera_ David Becheri Producer_ Emanuele Caruso Rights_ TVCO

A farmer in the Italian mountains, religion, and a great mystery. Stylish and precise filmmaking whose soaring imagery opens the gate to the mystical.

No one resembles a true saint more than a false saint – this is the epigraph to this magnificently enigmatic film. In a small village in the Apennines, the uneventful daily life of the taciturn Marco is made up of regular church visits, monotonous work on his father’s farm and chaste meetings with his girlfriend. A few years ago, he dropped out of seminary. One day he meets Lazzaro, who works on a neighboring farm. From that moment on, Marco dedicates himself to bringing the unbaptized man closer to his own understanding of religion. This endeavor, however, lands Marco on a path that leads further and further away from conventional Catholic teaching. Finally, he makes a decision that no one would have expected – and the film opens the gate to the mystical.


Marco Righi is 39 years old and lives in the small town of Reggio Emilia in northern Italy. His debut feature ›Days of Harvest‹ was invited to over 40 international festivals and received numerous awards. 13 years later, ›Where the Wind Blows‹ marks his return to a feature-film format.



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