Porfirio. 2011. Colombia. Directed by Alejandro Landes

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.

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