Ignacio Carillo traveled all his life throughout the villages of Northern Colombia, carrying Vallenato music and traditional songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument said to be cursed by the devil himself. When his wife dies, Ignacio decides to make one last journey to the coast in order to return the accordion to his old teacher and mentor and never play it again. On his way he is joined by young Fermin, a boy from his village, who dreams of becoming a famous musician just like Ignacio. Tired of his own loneliness, Ignacio reluctantly accepts the company of the eager young man and together they start an adventurous journey that takes them through the enormous diversity of the Caribbean culture that gave birth to the music they are playing. Along the way Ignacio will try to convince Fermin to take a different path in his life, having learned that his own only led to solitude and sadness. On his journey he learns that fate has different plans for him and his student.
Born in 1981 in Rio de Oro, Colombia, Ciro Guerra studied Film and Television at the National University of Colombia. At the age of twenty he wrote and directed his first feature film “La sombra del caminante” (The Wandering Shadows).
After "The Wandering Shadows” was selected for over 45 film festivals and won multiple awards around the world, his second feature “The Wind Journeys” became his second film to be selected as Colombia’s official Academy Award entry.