Problemista

Alejandro 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 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.

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Credits

Director:

Julio Torres

Producer:

Emma Stone, Dave McCary, Ali Herting

Screenwriter:

Julio Torres

Cinematographer:

Fredrik Wenzel

Editor:

Sara Shaw, Jacob Schulsinger

Production Designer:

Katie Byron

Music:

Robert Ouyang Rusli

Principal Cast:

Julio Torres, Tilda Swinton, RZA, Isabella Rossellini, Greta Lee

Additional Credits:

Line Producer: Becky Glupczynski, Co Producer: Neha Simon

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Lisa Richie
A24
lisa@a24films.com

Publicity Contact:

Lisa Richie
Lisa@a24films.com
N/A

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Festival Wristband
Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Comedy

Screening Section:

Headliners

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Language:

English

Runtime:

98 mins