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Opens on July 25

Director: Julio Torres Run Time: 98 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023

Starring: Isabella Rossellini, James Scully, Julio Torres, RZA, Tilda Swinton

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Alejandro (Julio Torres) is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador, struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in New York City. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast (Tilda Swinton) becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream. From writer/director Julio Torres comes a surreal adventure through the equally treacherous worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system.

“’Problemista’ combines Torres’s comedic instincts into one wonderful package, playing with humor and storytelling in a way that is both remarkably cohesive but undeniably him.” – Matthew Monagle, The Playlist

“A wholly Kafkaesque experience, replete with a healthy dosage of ludicrousness that Torres highlights with magnificent maze-like sets that recall the wacky, dystopian office spaces of Jacques Tati’s Playtime.” – Aurora Amidon, Paste Magazine


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