Release date1977 Based onWho Has Seen the Wind
by W. O. Mitchell WriterW.O. Mitchell (novel), Patricia Watson (screenplay) CastBrian Painchaud (Brian O'Connal), José Ferrer (The Ben), Gordon Pinsent (Gerald O'Connal), Helen Shaver (Ruth Thompson) Similar moviesRelated Allan King movies
Who Has Seen the Wind is a Canadian drama film, released in 1977. Directed by Allan King and written by Patricia Watson, the film is an adaptation of W. O. Mitchell's influential novel Who Has Seen the Wind. It was the first narrative feature film ever directed by King, who was previously known primarily as a documentary filmmaker.
The film stars Brian Painchaud as Brian O'Connall, with a supporting cast including Douglas Junor, Patricia Hamilton, Gordon Pinsent, Helen Shaver, Chappelle Jaffe, Charmion King, Leslie Carlson and José Ferrer.
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The story revolves around Brian (Brian Painchaud), a young boy who lives a magical life on the Canadian prairies catching prairie dogs and playing with friends. The magic ends when his father (Gordon Pinsent) falls ill, and he witnesses the harsh realities of adult life. This coming-of-age story provides a poignant look at life on the prairies during the Great Depression.
Nominated for a Gold Hugo (Best Feature) at the 1978 Chicago International Film Festival. The film won the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television's Golden Reel Award in 1978 as the top-grossing Canadian film of the previous year.