Colombian drama about a nomadic minstrel embarking on a journey to return his cursed accordion from where it came. Ignacio Carrillo (Marciano Martínez) is a celebrated accordion player, a juglar, or nomadic minstrel, who has spent most of his life traveling throughout the regions of northern Colombia with his horned instrument, playing traditional music and gaining fame and favour. But the death of his wife leaves him disillusioned and bitter and he vows never to play the instrument again.
Who´s in it?
Marciano Martínez, Yull NúñeZ, Agustin Nieves
What´s the plot?
Ignacio Carrillo travelled all his life throughout the villages and regions of northern Colombia, carrying music and traditional songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument that is said to be cursed, because it once belonged to the devil.
As he became older, he got married and settled with his wife in a small town, leaving his nomadic life behind. When she suddenly dies, he decides to make one last journey to the Northern edge of the country, to return the accordion to the man who gave it to him, his teacher and mentor, so he will never play it again.
On the way, he is joined by Fermín, a teenager who dreams of becoming a “juglar” like Ignacio, and to travel all around playing the accordion like he did. Tired of his loneliness,
Ignacio accepts to be accompanied, and together they start the journey from Majagual, Sucre, to Taroa, beyond the Guajira desert, finding on the way the enormous diversity of the Caribbean culture and surviving all kinds of adventures.
Ignacio will try to convince Fermín to take a different path in his life, having learned that his only led to solitude and sadness, but he will have to face the fact that destiny has different plans for him and his pupil.
- UK release date: 30/3/2011
- Directed by: Ciro Guerra
- Language: Spanish
- Distributor: Odeon/uci (dummy Distributor)
Venue: Odeon Panton Street . 11 – 18 Panton Street
London SW1Y 4DP