|In the Name of the Girl|
The programme for the Ecuador Film Series is as follows:
Dir. Víctor Arregui | 2013 | 83 min.
Thursday, June 5 at 7:00 PM
Synopsis: Elena comes back to Ecuador to help her father overcome his illness. She spends most of her time between drugs and alcohol. While visiting her grandpa in the Andes Elena gets involved in the fight for water access in an indigenous community. She gradually understands that among family secrets, corruption and dark perversions commitment and beauty can emerge.
Deporting Prometeo (Prometeo Deportado)
Dir. Fernando Mieles | 2009 | 113 min.
Synopsis: In an unidentified European airport, travellers from the European Union gain entry into the country unhindered while the "others" are made to wait. In this dark and quirky human comedy, all Ecuadorian travellers are singled out and arrested at customs, then removed to a holding cell to await deportation. As the detainees grow in number—there are no return flights—it becomes apparent that, despite appearances, each has something to hide. Soon the holding cell becomes a kind of mini-nation, a surrogate Ecuador with its own sense of law and order cemented by the mysterious illusionist, Prometeo
In the Name of the Girl (En el nombre de la hija)
Dir. Tania Hermida | 2013 | 108 min.
Review: "In the Name of the Girl is a subtle, natural, and realistic film driven by plot, character, and substance. Director Tania Hermida displays a natural hand at minimal aesthetics and she boldly relies on her cast of very young actors to carry the film. She mostly succeeds, as the kids bring a playful innocence to the roles. It feels as if none of them, even Manuela, truly grasps the gravity of the words they speak. Nor should they, really, because pre-adolescent kids shouldn't be worrying about being the next Che Guevara when they could be having fun." (Full LAFF review.)
All screenings include English subtitles will take place at the Auditorium at 395 Wellington St. in Ottawa.
Tickets for each film are $12 for the general public and $8 for members, seniors, and students. Tickets can be purchased on-site each night of the Festival.
The Ecuador Film Series runs June 5 & 7.
Please visit www.cfi-icf.ca for more information.