The Projectionist / El proyeccionista

The Projectionist / El proyeccionista

Dir : José María Cabral / Dominican Republic / 98 minutes / Spanish / 2019


Eliseo is confined to live his existence infatuated with a woman who is present only through a projected film reel. On an eventful night, the reels are damaged and Eliseo is left completely devoid of any connection with his beloved projection. In this new existence, he is plunged into a search for the real identity of the woman he so passionately and lustfully loved for so many years but in order to accomplish this journey he must appeal to all he knows, project movies, in the most remote and poorest areas in the Dominican Republic, accompanied by a free-spirited girl that will show him that blood is thicker than water in more ways than one.

Director’s Biography:

José María Cabral is a Dominican writer, director and producer who started making films at the age of 16. His first feature film, Jaque, was selected as the Dominican entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. His previous film, Woodpeckers, had its world premiere at Sundance 2017, the first ever Dominican feature to be selected to the festival.


Director, Scriptwriter – José María Cabral
Producer – Juan Basanta
Production Company – Tabula Rasa Films
Executive Producers – José María Cabral, José María Cabral A.
Cinematographer – Hernán Herrera
Sound – Franklin Hernández
Editor – Nacho Ruiz
Production Designer – Rafi Mercado
Music – Lucas Suárez


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