“La Isla del Viento” (Fuerteventura Unamuno) is competing these days in the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in the international section.
The debut of Spanish Manuel Menchón in which José Luis Gómez is placed on the skin of the writer and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) during his days of exile on the island of Fuerteventura was the 4th of November its world premiere at international competition Film Festival of Mar del Plata.
The Spanish film, co-produced by the Argentine director Rodolfo Pochat (“Mika, my war of Spain”), focuses on the months that the author of “Fog” went on the Canary island of Fuerteventura, where he had been sent in February 1924 by the Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera for his constant criticism of the monarchy. It shows a Unamuno visibly upset by this tax to the distant island exile, where he had been sent by the Spanish deputy Rodrigo Soriano (Fabian Alvarez) and where befriends Ramón Castañeyra (Enekoiz Noda), merchant and intellectual of the island who hosted in his home to the philosopher. There also known French journalist Monsieur Dumay (Didier Roussel), director of “Le Quotidien”, in Paris, who offered him a place to rebut criticism that made him the dictatorship.
However, gradually, Unamuno will bond of love with the island and its inhabitants, which even reaches surprise visit poet and suffragist Delfina Molina Argentina (Ana Celentano), with which Unamuno had a long epistolary friendship, but requirements whose love never gave. The film also addresses one of the key episodes in the life of Unamuno, his famous speech of 1936 in the university auditorium of the University of Salamanca (“will overcome, but not be convinced”) criticized the Spanish fascism before Falangist among the public that General José Millán Astray was, founder of the military force known as the Legion.
Unamuno was removed from among the fiery cries of the Falangists. His speech cost him his position as rector of the university. He died soon after, under house arrest.
The costume designer Juan Antonio Bello has been responsible for the choice of costume on Peris.