El viento que arrasa

Paula Hernández

Radar Argentina, Uruguay 94 min Catalan premiere Fiction


Caught by Reverend Pearson’s blind faith, her father, Leni joins him in his Evangelical mission. A trivial accident makes them stop in the car repair shop owned by the Gringo. When the Reverend starts getting obsessed with saving Tapioca’s soul, the mechanic’s son,
Leni understands it’s time to assume her destiny.

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Paula Hernández

She studied at Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, was granted a scholarship at the Berlinale Talent Campus, and her projects have been funded by Visions Sud Est Fund, among others. She has directed seven feature films, all of them present in the main festivals, such as Toronto, San Sebastián or Havana. Los somámbulos (D’A 2020) was the Argentine candidate for the Oscars and Las siamesas was nominated for a Goya award.

Filmography: A Ravaging Wind (2023, D'A 2024), The Siamese Bond (2020), The Sleepwalkers (2019, D’A 2020), Doce clavos (short film, 2018), Tres virginias (short film, 2013), Un amor (2011), Malasangre (short film, 2010), Lluvia (2008), Familia Lugones (2007), Herencia (2001), Kilómetro 22 (short film, 1996), Rojo (short film, 1992)

Paula Hernández

Film information

Int. title: A Ravaging Wind
Director: Paula Hernández
Script: Paula Hernández, Leonel D´Agostino
With: Alfredo Castro, Almudena González, Joaquín Acebo, Sergi López
Country: Argentina, Uruguay
Year: 2023
Format: DCP
Length: 94 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English