Where the Wind Blows

In a small town in the Appennins, young and devout Antimo lives an uneventful life between the local church, the chaste dates with his girlfriend and the cowshed where he lazily works with his dad. One day, he meets Lazzaro, a simple and wild man who works as a helper in the nearby farm. Antimo sees a spark in Lazzaro and sets out to convert him. The religion he starts teaching him doesn’t re"ect what he learnt at Sunday school though. It’s a personal and heretic reading of Christianity, which leads the two on unbeaten paths, with no way back.

  • Marco Righi
  • Marco Righi
  • Emanuele Caruso
  • Jacopo Olmo Antinori
    Key Cast
  • Fiorenzo Mattu
    Key Cast
  • Yile Yara Vianello
    Key Cast
  • Gaja Masciale
    Key Cast
  • David Becheri
  • Andrea Morselli
    Sound Designer
  • Daniele Gagliardi
    Production Designer
  • Samuele Crotti
    Costumes Designer
  • Caterina Pederzoli
    Hair and Make Up
  • Luca Giovanardi
  • Roberto Rabitti
  • Marco Righi
  • Livia Barbieri
    Executive Producer
  • Lucio Linaro
    Executive Producer
  • Sara Rasio
    Line Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Il Vento Soffia Dove Vuole
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 48 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    196,000 EUR
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    Digital ARRI 4K
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  • 57th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
    Karlovy Vary
    Czech Republic
    July 6, 2023
    Crystal Globe Official Competition
Distribution Information
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
  • Obiettivo Cinema SRL
    Country: Italy
    Rights: Theatrical
Director Biography - Marco Righi

Marco Righi is thirty-nine years old and was born in Reggio Emilia, where he lives. Since 2009, with his studio – “505” –, he has been involved in video conception, production and postproduction. His debut feature, Days of Harvest, was selected in more than 40 international festivals, like 18th Raindance Film Festival and 18th Hamburg Film Festival and won several awards. Distributed in 2012, the film also received the Cultural Interest of the Mic and recognition as an arthouse film by Fice. Where the Wind Blows is his second feature

- 2023 Il vento soffia dove vuole (Where the Wind Blows), director M. Righi [Feature]
- 2010 I giorni della vendemmia (Days of Harvest), director M. Righi [Feature] Raindance Film Festival 2010: Best of Europe | Nashville Film Festival: New Directors 2011
- 2008 Abbasso il Duce! (Down with Duce!), director M. Righi [Doc]
- 2005 Il bagno verde, director M. Righi [Short]
- 2004 Michele, la paghetta e Truffaut, director M. Righi [Short]

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Director Statement

If in Days of Harvest the desire was to recount a few days of “discovery” of a teenager named Elia in a late summer in the province of Emilia-Romagna, in Where the Wind Blows the intent is to show the complexity of the inner life of Antimo, its protagonist. There is still a daily scanning of time, during Holy Week, there is the province – a mountain village – and there is on Antimo’s part a personal quest. If for Elia (the protagonist of Days of Harvest) the goal was not clear, he simply wanted to free himself from family constraints and and his own way, for Antimo everything is clearer: God is the end point. Where the Wind Blows investigates man’s earthly experience by questioning the concept of the sacred. The staging is modern-day, even if it is divorced from modernity. It is the story of an encounter, a path of inspiration and an intimate family affair. The hope is that the viewer will not have a one-size-fits-all reading, in favor - rather - of an entirely subjective experience that can layer to each person’s sensibility, philosophy or belief, making it a unique vision.