QUITO 2023

By César IZURIETA, Juan Fernando MOSCOSO


Science-fiction - Completed 2013

Quito is the last frontier. Ponce, a military dictator, walled the city. A group of young revolutionaries want to gain control and are ready to strike, but one of their leaders is not so sure that they understand what they are really doing.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Science-fiction, Thriller
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • César IZURIETA, Juan Fernando MOSCOSO
    • Writer(s)
    • Juan Fernando MOSCOSO
    • Producer(s)
    • Lorena CAICEDO
    • Synopsis
    • Quito 2023 is a thriller / scifi feature film focuses on the Ecuadorian capital, 13 years from now. After several internal political problems, a coup has left the country under military control. Quito is the last frontier, the city has been completely walled, enclosed and sheltered. The film starts from this point focuses on only two locations. One, the palace where the General Ponce, a cynical and cunning man who runs the party and is in charge of the city, and the second the headquarters of a group of young revolutionaries led by Marcos and Santiago, two guys with completely different visions, one hungry for power and strength, the other, his buddy, a man that has lost all hope for a better tomorrow. The film, without any political agenda, focuses on the hours before the revolutionaries make their last attack with the goal of overthrowing the tyranny that surrounds the city. These two places and characters are woven together to tell a story that is directly based on dialog rather than in action, in which the attitude of each one of them is analyzed, between ambition, power, humility and faith of those who expect a better future. The conclusion is that this is perhaps not more than another case of a social upheaval in Latin America, where there is really no solution in a region characterized by high ungovernability and the ingenuity of his own people.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2011