EQUINOCCIO: Ecuadorian Film Exhibition

June 29 - 30, 2017

The Cultch Cultural Centre

1895 Venables St.

FREE admission with $5 VLACC membership

The Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre in partnership with the Ecuadorian Association of British Columbia and Iberoamerican Images are proude to presents EQUINOCCIO. Through 4 carefully chosen films we will share part of our history, our views and Ecuadorian talent with Vancouver’s local community. It is a perfect opportunity to create a space where a multicultural public can gather to participate in an enriching experience.

 

Ecuadorian Cinema has evolved significantly in the last 15 years. It has been extremely active producing films in a wide range of genres like: documentaries, history, fiction, thrillers, comedy, and more.

We are pleased to invite you to discover and explore with us the young and growing Ecuadorian Cinema movement, particularly emphasizing productions from the last 18 years.   

Films Selection:
Ratas, ratones y rateros

Directed by Sebastián Cordero

Ecuador | 1999 | 107 min

Spanish with English subtitles

 

Screening Info

Thursday June 29 6:00 PM

The world of Salvador, a young and naive petty thief is changed by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-convict in search of easy money, and with a hideout. Salvador gets wrapped up in Angel's twisted dealings in an attempt to escape from his suffocating family, dragging along his family and friends, in his criminal path. Where will this all lead?

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Prometeo Deportado

Directed by Fernando Mieles

Ecuador | 2009 | 112 min

Spanish with English subtitles

 

Screening Info

Thursday June 29 8:15 PM

In an unknown first world airport the arrival of an Ecuadorian flight is heard. The 'members of the European Union' go through immigration, while the 'others', in the other line, wait. In the middle of the claims, a group of ecuadorians is arrested. They are taken to the Room, where they wait to be deported. Seems like everyone hides something, like PROMETEO the young magician with his hands tied like a delinquent who has a 'magical' trunk as luggage.

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Preceded by short film: Stagnant by Xavier Colamarco

La muerte de Jaime Roldós

Directed by Manolo Sarmiento, Lisandra I. Rivera

Ecuador | 2013 | 125 min

Spanish with English subtitles

 

Screening Info

Friday June 30 6:00 PM

The brief government of Jaime Roldós ended abruptly in 1981 with a mysterious air crash. The tragic fate of the first democratic transition in Latin America leads the filmmakers to engage in an intense exercise of storytelling that combines investigative journalism, film essay, and personal drama. To challenge the burden of silence that weights over an entire country, this documentary film sheds light on the largely unknown yet quite unexpected history of Ecuador, the Shakespearean drama of three orphans shattered by the struggle for political power, and the implacable weight of official truth.

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Sin otoño sin primavera

Directed by Iván Mora Manzano

Ecuador | 2012 | 115 min

Spanish with English subtitles

 

Screening Info

Friday June 30 8:15 PM

The portrait of an invisible generation. A punk ballad told from the point of view of 10 youngsters with stories that interconnect, not with their destinies but with their concepts: the trip as a way of reinvention, questioning happiness and the system, evasion, moral limits, madness, decadence and love.

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Preceded by short film: Reinventing Leonard by Christian Mejía-Acosta

Stagnant

Directed by Xavier Colamarco

Canada | 2016 | 10 min

 

Screening Info

Thursday June 29 8:00 PM

Zoey, a bright, vivacious young girl flirts with the limits of death in the midst of a deathless society. Along her best friend, Bernadette, they'll search for a creative way to achieve death while Zoey's dad, Adam, tries to teach them the importance of the precious gift of life.

Reinventing Leonard

Directed by Christian Mejía-Acosta

Canada | 2013 | 9 min

 

Screening Info

Friday June 30 8:00 PM

In a downtown apartment building, Leonard lives by himself with the only idea that the world around him is changing too fast. He loves books and his daughter Jesse who has given him an e-reader to travel. Will he be able?