The Wind. A Documentary Thriller is a tour de force of observational documentary filmmaking, and is as powerful and, often, as dark as its topic. In the southern Polish region of Podhale, up in the Tatra Mountains, there is a special kind of wind, called halny. As a narrative title at the beginning of Michał Bielawski’s fourth feature-length doc, The Wind. A Documentary Thriller, informs us, it is “strong, biting and destructive. It affects the body and mind.”
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