With a tour-de-force, award-winning central performance by Valeria Golino (Human Capital, Respiro), Like the Wind is a beautiful and deeply moving paean to the tragic story of Armida Miserere, one of Italy’s first female prison governors.
Renowned as a tough, take-no-nonsense director, Miserere’s career trajectory was meteoric in the 1980s with Italy confronted by an escalating campaign of crime and violence against the State. But the murder of her beloved partner Umberto (Filippo Timi, Vincere, The Double Hour) leaves a distraught Armida believing she now has nothing to lose. She volunteers postings to some of the toughest and most dangerous prisons in Italy, determined to fight the evils of organised crime. Respect from her colleagues follows with even the occasional romance. But the personal inner pain never leaves her as Armida continually struggles to come to terms with the loss of Umberto.