MoMA | 11 West 53rd Street
Curated by Jytte Jensen
Paralyzed from the waist down by a stray bullet, the title character in Alejandro Landes’s remarkable film spends his days selling minutes on his cell phone, flirting with his comely neighbor—and secretly plotting his revenge. Landes worked on the film for five years, creating a tale that joins the most intimate details of Porfirio’s day-to-day life with the astonishing recreation of his attempt to hijack an airplane. Courtesy Magic Lantern Films.
Organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film.
(Post-screening discussion with director Alejandro Landes on February 8th and 11th)
2011. Colombia. Written and directed by Alejandro Landes. With Porfirio Ramírez Aldana, Jarlinsson Ramírez Reinoso, Yor Jasbleidy Santos Torre. In Spanish; English subtitles. 106 min.