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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Porfirio

Fortnight 2011, Feature film, 1h41

Synopsis

Confined to a universe that stretches only from bed to wheelchair, Porfirio – a man in diapers who sells call time on his cell phone in a faraway city on the outskirts of the Amazon – dreams that he can fly.
Porfirio Ramirez, the hero of Alejandro Landes’ film, is an ordinary citizen, whose body and spirit refuse to accept the injustice of which he is a victim. Through this luminous and naturalistic portrait, the director constructs a story about human dignity.
Javier Martin, selection commitee
 

Director

Alejandro Landes

Alejandro Landes was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to a Colombian mother and Ecuadorian father. He studied economics at Brown University and later went on to write for a US-based newspaper and television show, before directing the documentary film Cocalero – premiering at Sundance in 2007 and opening theatrically in more than ten countries. With Porfirio, he was a fellow at the Cinefondation Residence and Sundance Institute.

Aldana Jarlinsson
Porfirio Ramírez
Ramírez Reinoso
Santos Torres
Yor Jasbleidy

Screenplay
Alejandro Landes

Image
Thimios Bakatakis

Sound
Lena Esquenazi, Raul Locatelli

Editing
Eliane D. Katz

Music
Leo Heiblum

Production

Franja Nomo
Cra 1 Oeste #11-31, Apt 201
Cali – Colombie
Tél : +572 893 5542
Fax : +572 690 2222
francisco.aljure@gmail.com
www.porfiriofilm.com

Co-production

Carmelita Films (Espagne)
Control Z Films (Uruguay)
Campo Cine (Argentine)
Atopic (France)

Ventes à l’étranger / World sales

Arri Media Worldsales
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D-80799 Munich – Allemagne
Tél : +49 89 3809 1288
Fax : +49 89 3809 1619
AExacoustos@arri.de
www.arri-mediaworldsales.de

Presse internationale / International press

Lucius Barre
Cell : +1 917 353 2268
lucius@rcn.com