Wednesday, March 22, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Víctor Arregui/ Chile, Ecuador, USA/ 2014/ 83 min.
A political thriller about human rights, The Facilitator is one of the most successful films to come out of Ecuador in the last few years. When Miguel, a successful businessman, learns he is ill, he asks his estranged daughter Elena to come back to Ecuador. She agrees, but maintains a cold and distant relationship with him, opting to spend most of her time with friends using drugs and alcohol. After a close call with the law, Miguel sends her to spend some time with her grandfather at the family’s estate. In this nostalgic house that bring up so many memories and nightmares, Elena meets her childhood friend Galo, who now promotes water access rights for the indigenous community. Elena is compelled by their way of life and gets involved with the political organization of the community. When her nightmares intensify, Elena starts digging behind the reports of the car accident that supposedly killed her mother. Elena will gradually understand that among family secrets, crimes, corruption, and dark perversions, commitment and beauty can emerge.
Sponsored by Hispanic Studies, Comparative Literature, CLACS, History, Modern Culture and Media, and the Pembroke Center. The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda.