Porfirio
Filmfest 2011

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 Colombian Amazon - dreams that he can fly. "On the 12th of September, 2005, I read a headline that lingered with me: Paralyzed Man in Diapers Hijacks Plane to Bogotá. Three months later, I found myself knocking on the door of the jailed man the press had nicknamed the Air Pirate. This film grew out of my time spent with him, his chair, bed, house and family... Here, based loosely on a headline-grabbing true story and in the framework of Colombia's civil war, I'm looking to bring it closer, to position my camera in front of the humanity of what lies beneath: seemingly banal, quiet moments - both comic and tragic - that bubble to the surface in all their simplicity and shake our lives." Alejandro Landes

tags: Feature film

Cast: Jarlinsson Ramírez Reinoso, Porfirio Ramírez Aldana, Yor Jasbleidy Santos Torre

Credits

Director: Alejandro Landes