by José Maria Cabral
Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information
A projectionist confined to live his existence passionately in love with a woman he knows only through projected film reels. One night the reels get burned and he embarks on a trip searching for the real identity of his mysterious beloved.
Awards & Festivals
The Projectionist represents the Dominican Republic at the 2020 Academy Award run for Best International Feature Film
José María Cabral is a Dominican director, screenwriter and producer. His first feature film, Jaque Mate (2011) 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 the Sundance Film Festival in 2017.
Milan Kundera said that good characters were born from a stomach ache, and that is exactly how Eliseo was created. The difference between me and the character is that one projects films and the other makes them. Creating films make you conscious of your inner motives, many of them as dark as Eliseo’s universe. And this is where The Projectionist starts off, from an important and recurrent obsession that motivates the character, the movie and the director himself.
Is a veteran Dominican actor and director whose career in Film and Theatre spans over five decades. In addition to his many roles in Dominican films, he has also participated in international projects such as Sydney Pollack‘s Havana and Andy Garcia‘s The Lost City.
Is a young actress with a rising profile in the Dominican theatre scene, after roles in Desnudos, Perfectus Quorum, and Hamlet, making now her debut in feature films with The Projectionist.
Director José María Cabral
Screenplay 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
Editing Nacho Ruiz
Production Designer Rafi Mercado
Music Lucas Suárez
Original Title: El Proyeccionista | Dominican Republic 2019 | 98’ | Spanish | Colour | Aspect Ratio 2:35 | Audio 5.1 | Shot on Alexa Digital
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