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Sombras en el Viento

New York, 1905. Sue and Johnsy are two painters who share a studio. Johnsy falls sick with pneumonia and doesn't improve. Sue notices that her friend is always looking through the window by her bed. There is only a brick house some feet away. It is autumn. The wind never stops howling. An old ivy vine is climbing half way up the brick wall. It has been stripped of almost all its leaves. Is then when Sue realizes that Johnsy is convinced she'll die when the last leaf falls off.

Film notes

SHADOWS IN THE WIND is based upon O.Henry’s (1862-1910), Short Story “The Last leaf”. He portrayed the New York of the turn of the century with stories full of wit, sense of humour and a clever use of the twist endings. Although the stories take place in the beginning of the 20th century they seem very contemporary and never sound “old fashioned”. O.Henry wrote about stenographers, secretaries, shop assistants or dressmakers and these characters sound nowadays as modern as their aims and contradictions.

This is not the first time that someone adapts one of O.Henry’s stories for the screen. In fact, many of them have been adapted before, including “The last leaf”. Therefore, to make again a film based upon this wonderful story was a real challenge for the writer and director Julia Guillén Creagh and for his associated producer Ramón Rodríguez. What drove them to make a short film based upon an American story?

Thinking about subjects for a new script, Ramón Rodriguez suggested Julia Guillén Creagh that she should write a script based upon “The last leaf”, knowing that she was very fond of O.Henry. He thought that it was a very visual and touching story and Julia was tempted with the idea of making a film sited in 1905, one of her favourite historical periods.

It took them two years to obtain the money to shoot the film. During that time they contacted the actors and the crew and began to work in the project. The shooting started in October of 2008, in a in village of Asturias, sited in the north of Spain where they found an ideal house to recreate a New York tenement house.
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Previous screenings

2009
Semana del Cortometraje de la Comunidad de Madrid | 2009
10 Mar – 15 Mar | Madrid, Spain
New York International Independent Film and Video Festival | 2009
19 Mar – 26 Mar | New York, United States
Medina Film Festival
27 Mar – 4 Apr | Spain
17 Apr – 25 Apr | Malaga, Spain
26 Apr – 3 May | Redondela, Spain
1 May – 3 May | Omagh, United Kingdom
7 May – 10 May | Naoussa, Greece
Semana Corta de Cartagena | 2009
20 May – 22 May | Cartagena, Spain
4 Jun – 6 Jun | Tembleque, Spain
18 Jun – 20 Jun | El Escorial, Spain
15 Jul – 15 Aug | Islantilla, Spain
Elche Independent Film Festival
24 Jul – 31 Jul | Elche, Spain
6 Aug – 8 Aug | Siles, Spain
3 Sep – 21 Sep | London, United Kingdom
Ponferrada Film Festival
23 Sep – 3 Oct | Ponferrada, Spain
24 Sep – 3 Oct | Milan, Italy
Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes “Roberto Diquiara” Florencio Varela | 2009
1 Oct – 31 Oct | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pamplona International Film Festival
5 Oct – 10 Oct | Pamplona, Spain
22 Oct – 31 Oct | Arnedo, Spain
Yasujiro Ozu International Short Film Festival
27 Oct – 5 Nov | Sassuolo, Italy
Istanbul International Short Film Festival
4 Nov – 11 Nov | Istanbul, Turkey
Fenaco: International Short Film Festival
5 Nov – 7 Nov | Cusco, Peru
Certamen de Cortometrajes Ciutat de Valls | 2009
6 Nov – 21 Nov | Spain
6 Nov – 8 Nov | Tenerife, Spain
9 Nov – 12 Nov | Sant Sadurni, Spain
A Lo Cortico: Festival de Cortometrajes | 2009
10 Nov – 2 Jan | Madrid, Spain
Kvarner Amateur Film Review
11 Nov – 15 Nov | Rijeka, Croatia
12 Nov – 14 Nov | Chinchilla, Spain
14 Nov – 21 Nov | Pasaia, Spain
14 Nov – 20 Nov | Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
20 Nov – 22 Nov | Santiago de Compostela, Spain
23 Nov – 28 Nov | Salerno, Italy
24 Nov – 2 Dec | Sainte Livrade su Lot, France
Looks to the Movies by Women
27 Nov – 28 Nov | Valparaíso, Chile
Festival de Cine de Santa Marta | 2009
1 Dec – 6 Dec | Santa Marta, Colombia
3 Dec – 12 Dec | Zaragoza, Spain
Premio a la Creatividad Social de la Universidad de La Laguna | 2009
12 Dec | La Laguna (Tenerife), Spain
4th Fincortex: Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Experimentales Riohacha-Tunja | 2009
15 Dec – 20 Dec | Riohacha Tunja, Colombia
CINEO: Festival de Cine de Jóvenes creadores Ciudad de Orihuela | 2009
17 Dec – 19 Dec | Orihuela, Spain
Curt al Pap | 2009
28 Dec – 30 Dec | Parcent, Spain
2010
8 Jan – 10 Jan | La Pedrera, Uruguay
Dhaka International Film Festival | 2010
14 Jan – 22 Jan | Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cortomieres: Mieres Short Film Festival
22 Jan – 29 Jan | Mieres, Spain
Traildance Film Festival | 2010
22 Jan – 24 Jan | Duncan, United States
Festival de Cine de Santa Marta | 2010
26 Jan – 31 Jan | Santa Marta, Colombia
29 Jan – 8 Feb | Kingston, Canada
8 Feb – 13 Feb | Lambayeque, Peru
11 Feb – 21 Feb | Berlin, Germany
Zoom - Zblizenia: International Film Festival
16 Feb – 21 Feb | Jelenia Gora, Poland
18 Feb – 21 Feb | Beloit, United States
18 Feb – 20 Feb | Starkville, United States
25 Feb – 1 Mar | Fernandina Beach, United States
25 Feb – 5 Mar | Cartagena, Colombia
6 Mar – 14 Mar | Omaha, United States
Ankara International Film Festival
11 Mar – 21 Mar | Ankara, Turkey
12 Mar – 20 Mar | Cordoba, Spain
17 Mar – 27 Mar | Cape Town & Stellenbosch, South Africa
La Tela di Penelope | 2010
23 Mar – 1 Jun | Calabria, Italy
Certamen Internacional de curtmetratges de la Cerdanya | 2010
26 Mar – 3 Apr | Cerdanya, Catalunya, Spain
26 Mar – 1 Apr | Los Angeles, United States
Premios ACE | 2010
28 Mar | Madrid, Spain
6th San Francisco International Women's Film Festival | 2010
7 Apr – 11 Apr | San Francisco, United States
8 Apr – 11 Apr | Charleston, United States
9 Apr – 18 Apr | Houston, United States
9 Apr – 11 Apr | Providence, United States
Concurs Cinema Amateur Ciutat de Cornellà | 2010
12 Apr – 30 Apr | Cornellà de LLobregat, Barcelona, Spain
16 Apr – 18 Apr | Baltimore, United States
Trofeu Torretes de Cortometrajes Especial Mar | 2010
19 Apr – 25 Apr | Spain
21 Apr – 29 Apr | Macedonia
26 Apr – 6 May | Valencia, Spain
3rd Festival de Cine Corto en Vídeo de Salamanca | 2010
29 Apr | Salamanca, Spain
30 Apr – 2 May | West Liberty, United States
30 Apr – 2 May | Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii, Canada
3 May – 15 May | Barranquilla, Colombia
6 May – 12 May | Thessaloniki, Greece
International Short Film Week
10 May – 15 May | La Paz - Cochabamba, Bolivia
14 May – 16 May | Richmond, United States
One Shot: International Short Film Festival | 2010
17 May – 24 May | Yerevan, Armenia
CinHomo: Muestra Internacional de Cine Gay, Lésbico, Bisexual y Transexual | 2010
17 May – 23 May | Valladolid, Spain
5th Fincortex: Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Experimentales Riohacha-Tunja | 2010
26 May – 28 May | Riohacha Tunja, Colombia
FF600 Short Film Festival
26 May – 28 May | Ljubljana, Slovenia
Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Cine, Cultura y Vida | 2010
28 May – 5 Jun | Toluca, Mexico
2 Jun – 6 Jun | Little Rock, United States
Festroia: Internacional Film Festival
4 Jun – 13 Jun | Setúbal, Portugal
Outfestperu: Gay Film Festival of Lima
15 Jun – 28 Jun | Lima, Peru
26 Jun | Sant'Ilario dello Jonio, Italy
Ocular | 2010
13 Jul – 17 Jul | Selva del Camp, Tarragona, Spain
21 Jul – 25 Jul | Kelowna, Canada
Picnick Festival | 2010
3 Aug – 7 Aug | Santander, Spain
26 Aug – 29 Aug | Iowa City, United States
28 Aug – 1 Sep | Fortaleza, Brazil
2 Sep – 12 Sep | Astorga, Spain
Sintetitza: Pyrenees International Short Film Festival
15 Sep – 19 Sep | Berga, Spain
21 Sep – 25 Sep | Monteria, Colombia
Tisza Mozi: Képzőművészeti Filmszemlek | 2010
23 Sep – 26 Sep | Szolnok, Hungary
6 Nov – 14 Nov | Caceres, Spain
Festival de Realizadoras Mujeres | 2010
26 Nov | Centro-Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
2011
27 Jan – 30 Jan | Jaipur, India
23 Sep – 25 Sep | Rome, Italy

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Sombras en el Viento has received a new award at CinHomo: Muestra Internacional de Cine Gay, Lésbico, Bisexual y Transexual. | more...
25 May 2010
Sombras en el Viento has received a new award at WorldFest Houston International Film and Video Festival. | more...
19 April 2010
Sombras en el Viento has received a new award at Cortomieres: Mieres Short Film Festival. | more...
2 February 2010
Sombras en el Viento has received a new award at Curt al Pap. | more...
8 January 2010
Sombras en el Viento has received a new award at Falstaff International Film Festival. | more...
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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 24 Jun 2010