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52nd edition


Fortnight 2011, Feature film, 1h41


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


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

Alejandro Landes

Thimios Bakatakis

Lena Esquenazi, Raul Locatelli

Eliane D. Katz

Leo Heiblum


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