SYNOPSIS "Wild is the Wind" a film by Julie Chaffort
74 mn – 16/9 – HDV - 2011
Johannes, a cursed undertaker, lost in a vast and strange land, is looking for a place to bury
his lover. During his journey, Johannes will face his destiny, fighting against his curse and find the way
of redemption face up to mute, fearful, mad and fallen characters.
"Wild is the Wind" is a musical (science)-fiction movie.
It is not a conventional film. Each sequence of the film has its autonomy and
its identity. These sequences related to each other immerse us in a surreal and enigmatic
world, following the main character's quest through the arid, pregnant and strange
landscapes where peoples are wild and dying.
"Wild is the Wind" is an epic, dramatic and grotesque movie.
The repetition of scenes gives amnesia, a loss of spatio-temporal marks and takes us into an
absurd and a very special atmosphere.
Wild is the Wind shows with absurdity our destiny : Death, this ensured insignifiance.
What can we do about this nothingness otherwise, like the dead, note it ritually, weigh the
weight...and go on living ?
Death is the silence and the silence is the interruption of speech.
In Petic Edda, it says “A dead personn is usefull to nobody”.
So, what do the living?