Ignacio Agüero is a good interviewer and a patient listener. The film doyen travels to a small island near Chiloé, off the coast of Chile, to seek actors and locations for a new feature film. He wants to use a local story as the basis for this project, a variation on Romeo and Juliet. It turns out that no one knows the story. The islanders do tell him about the difficult relationship between the local population and mestizos, the racism still present under the surface and the few people who manage to avoid the prejudices.
José Luis Torres Leiva follows Agüero with his camera. His The Winds Know That I'm Coming Back Home is a film about romantic love and affection for one's place of birth. This feeling unfolds slowly, to the rhythm of the island, which is often hidden in mist. Agüero uses his perseverance and clever manoeuvring to persuade the inhabitants to open up. The result is an intimate and almost fragile portrait of an isolated society.