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Prometeo Deportado (Deporting Prometeo)
dir. Fernando Mieles
Ecuador, 2009, 112 minutes
Spanish with English sub-titles

16th Latin American Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7:00 pm
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. A superb film, DEPORTING has won numerous awards, including the 2010 International Federation of Film Societies Special Jury Prize. English sub-titles.