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Manuel Hidalgo

Presentation of The Wind (1928), in "The transition from silent film to the talkies" cycle

11/16/2012

The writer and critic Manuel Hidalgo highlights the figure of Lillian Gish, the film’s intellectual author and its main character, apart from the wind. The conquering of the earth, a text that appears in the film’s introductory intertitles, is a central issue in the North-American mentality and in this film translates into one woman’s search for her place on earth, drawing on her own strength.

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