Spanish Film Festival

The Projectionist

Eliseo is a film projectionist who lives alone, taking solace in his infatuation with a woman who is present only on a projected film reel. After the treasured reel is lost in an accident, Eliseo’s one connection to her is destroyed. Devastated, he plunges into a search for the true identity of the woman he so passionately loved for so many years but never actually met. This takes Eliseo on a road trip through the most remote and poor parts of the Dominican Republic. As he searches for clues, he funds his journey the only way her knows how: projecting movies. His pursuit will not only take him on unexpected paths but also unite him with the free-spirited girl Rubí who will show him that blood is thicker than water in more ways than one.

Director José María Cabral’s (Woodpeckers, Cinelatino FF17) ground-breaking 2012 film Checkmate was the first to represent the Dominican Republic in the Best Foreign- Language Oscar race. This new offering reinforces his remarkable talent with its beautifully-drawn characters and intense exploration to all four corners of the Caribbean.

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DIRECTOR
José María Cabral
CAST
Félix Germán, Cindy Galán, Lia Briones
2019 | 94 MIN | DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | DRAMA
Spanish with English subtitles

ADELAIDE
PALACE NOVA EASTEND CINEMAS
Wednesday 8, May 6:30 PM

BRISBANE
PALACE JAMES STREET
Wednesday 8, May 6:30 PM

BYRON BAY
PALACE BYRON BAY
Sunday 19, May 1:00 PM

Event starts
Wednesday 8 May, 2019
Event Ends
Sunday 19 May, 2019
Venue
Various venues
Venue Address
Various venues
Location

National, Various venues

Website
Spanish Film Festival (opens in new window)
Category
Screenings, Festivals & Programs