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Cine FFF : “Headwinds”


Ever since his wife Sarah disappeared without a trace, Paul has been living alone with his two young children. But a year has gone by, a year in which he has had to reinvent himself a new every day – and Paul is exhausted. Today, Paul hopes for a new start by returning to his roots; he moves back to his home town,Saint Malo. But who, in fact, is Paul? A father who, to save the world in his children’s eyes, must continually struggle with his own anxiety and thwart, ever so tenderly, the impending threats on their lives.

Directed by the gifted young Jalil Lespert, Head Winds is a radiant film of wind-swept coastal landscapes against which plays out one father’s struggle to keep afloat with his two children. His wife had left without a word of explanation. Starting over again, letting go of the past, returning to the town where he spent his childhood so that his own children can live their lives more happily. Why did she do that to us? All three seek an answer, refusing to let go, hoping… for an answer…

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