Spanish Film Club: The Facilitator (Ecuador, Chile, USA/2014)

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The Spanish Film Club by Pragda's film series Discover New Trends in Ibero American Cinema will screen The Facilitator (Ecuador, Chile, USA/2014) on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6pm in Klarman Auditorium. Admission is free.

Hosted by the Department of Romance Studies in collaboration with the Society for the Humanities and the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture.

This film series runs February 7 - March 7, 2018.


THE FACILITATOR (El facilitador)
Victor Arregui / Ecuador, Chile, USA / 83 min / 2014 / Spanish with English subtitles
When Miguel, a successful businessman finds out about his illness, he asks his estranged daughter Elena to come back to Ecuador. She complies, but keeps a cold and distant relationship with him, opting for spending most of her time with friends, between 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 brings up so many memories and nightmares, Elena meets her childhood friend Galo, who now promotes water access rights for the indigenous community. She is compelled by their way of life and gets involved with the political organization of the community. When the nightmares intensify, Elena starts digging behind the reports of the car accident that supposedly killed her mother. She will gradually understand that among family secrets, crimes, corruption, and dark perversions, commitment and beauty can emerge. 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.