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A crescendo of anxiety

The Wind. A Documentary Thriller
Regissør: Michal Bielawski
(Polen)

THE TATRA MOUNTAINS: The Wind is an evocative portrait of nature's incredible power and its touch of human life.

The find wind, known as Halny, ravages the Polish and Slovak Tatra mountains several times each year. It is a wind that blows from the south, causes the temperature to rise and humidity to drop, and that comes with sudden gusts of wind causing great destruction of unimaginable magnitude. Trees – even entire forest areas – collapse, bridges collapse, and houses are smashed as a result of this wind. But in addition to the material devastation, the locals believe that the wind also has a supernatural ability to haunt people's minds.

Michal Bielawski's film follows the lives of three main characters in the Polish part of the Tatra Mountains. The film is an intense and evocative portrait of nature's incredible power and its touch of human life.

It is only a matter of time before the wind returns.

Their existence seems structured around the arrival of the wind – from the tension that builds up before it arrives, when hell breaks loose and disaster strikes, to the silence afterwards.

In a subtle way is also. . .

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Bianca-Olivia Nita
Nita is a freelance journalist and critic for Ny Tid.

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