Gustavo is a sixty-year old man who lives in Gethsemane, a historical neighbourhood in the centre of Cartagena, Colombia. Through the shadowing of his everyday life, this documentary traces a portrait of this rather complex character with many sides and paradoxes. Every night he roams across Gethsemane, which is full of music, colour and debris.
Death is a recurrent subject in his reflexions and the documentary evidences the end of a cycle: Gethsemane is at the verge of a drastic change, Gustavo is a metaphor for the shift taking place in this neighbourhood and a whole society. Time passes by and Gustavo is getting tired, his body is getting worn-out and the neighbourhood is breaking up. "Chasing after the wind" is a contemplation of a shared impermanence, where Gethsemane's debris bears witness of the disintegration of a community, but also of a human being.
Dir. Juan Camilo Olmos Feris - 60min - 2014 - Colombia
"the camera keeps close to Gustav’s body, following him through long shots while exploring the play of the nighttime lights on his skin." - Ji.hlava