Porfirio (2013)




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An adult male, 155 centimeters tall, of dark complexion; presents frontal baldness, regular eyebrows, brown eyes, wide nose, big mouth with thick lips, slight upper lip hair and big ears with free hanging lobes. He shows paralysis in the lower limbs, an open sore in the left gluteus and an old wound from a firearm projectile in the back; he moves in a wheelchair. (c) Official Site
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Porfirio

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Vividly depicting the indignities of the flesh, "Porfirio" offers a harshly sensual portrait of a man imprisoned by paralysis and the callousness of the state.

February 7, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

This is a sui generis work -- warm, sporadically funny, deeply human, and altogether beguiling.

Full Review… | February 5, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Part po-faced dramatization, part documentary and all affectless true-crime curio.

Full Review… | February 5, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Insider view of would-be terrorist activity quietly but forcefully packs a punch.

Full Review… | February 13, 2013
Film Journal International

Porfirio's own perverse bid, via an eager filmmaker, to impress us that he may be disabled and feeling on the emasculated side. But some in-your-face unsimulated sex can still show the world what a macho stud in bed he can be. The pleasure is all his.

Full Review… | February 5, 2013

The discomforts of the body define Alejandro Landes's Porfirio.

Full Review… | March 21, 2012
Slant Magazine

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