Meritxell Colell

Spain, Argentina, France 108 min Catalan premiere Fiction


Mónica, a 47-year old dancer, receives a call from Spain: her father is terminally ill. After 20 years, Mónica must return to the remote village 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, the extreme cold and the difficulty of living with her mother are proving tough for Mónica, who takes refuge in what she knows best: dance. Con el viento tells the story of a family unable to communicate. It’s indeed a thoughtful and loving portrait of a traditional rural lifestyle, which is beginning to disappear. It’s a story about distances. But most of all, Con el viento is an inner journey to learn again how to live and love better.

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Meritxell Colell Aparicio

She is a director and editor, with a degree in Audiovisual Communication from UPF. After shooting several shorts, she made her feature debut with Con el viento, premiered at the Berlinale and later in Malaga —where she received the main award in the Zonazine section— and at more than forty festivals. Her second feature, Transoceánicas, co-directed with Lucía Vassallo, was awarded in Gijón, among others, and Dúo repeated the award in Málaga with the Biznaga de Plata for best direction from Zonazine.


Filmography: Dúo (2022, D'A 2022), La ciutat a la vora (short, 2022, D'A 2022), Transoceánicas (codirected, 2020, D'A 2021), Con el viento (2017, D'A 2018), Arquitectures en silenci (short, 2014), Recordant Buenos Aires (short, 2007), Manuscrit a la ciutat (short, 2006), Barcelona, París, Barcelona (short, 2004), La creación (short, 2002)

Meritxell Colell Aparicio

Film information

Original Title: Facing the Wind
Director: Meritxell Colell
Script: Meritxell Colell
Contact: Numax Distribución
With: Mónica García, Ana Fernández, Elena Martín, Mª Concepción Canal
Country: Spain, Argentina, France
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 108 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2018


Biznaga de Plata best Spanish movie Zonazine in Málaga