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Problemista

Directed by Julio Torres
2023
USA
104 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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A queer, quirky farce written, directed by, and starring surrealist comedian Julio Torres as a man avoiding deportation by working for an eccentric art collector (a witty and wacky Tilda Swinton).

Torres (Los Espookys) plays himself as Alejandro, a zany, softly spoken Salvadoran chasing his lifelong dream of being a toy designer in the Big Apple. When he faces deportation after losing his job, he finds a new role as a PA to art-world doyenne and dragon lady Elizabeth (Swinton). Beside handling her unrelenting demands, Alejandro must also navigate the Kafkaesque bureaucratic nightmare that is the US immigration system before time runs out. Torres’ debut blends his trademark absurdist comedy with surreal visual flair and satirical commentary, with cameos from rapper RZA, Greta Lee (Past Lives, SFF 2023), and narration from the iconic Isabella Rossellini.

Limited seats are available for patrons requiring access for wheelchairs, low vision and hearing loop. Please contact our ticketing team directly on 1300 733 733 or tickets@sff.org.au to complete your booking.
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Fri 7 Jun
6:30pm
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 5
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Mon 10 Jun
6:15pm
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8:30pm
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Program Strand
Features
Year
2023
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Director
Julio Torres
Producer
Ali Herting, Julio Torres, Emma Stone, Dave McCary
Cast
Julio Torres, Tilda Swinton, RZA
Screenwriter
Julio Torres
Cinematographer
Fredrik Wenzel
Editor
Sara Shaw, Jacob Schulsinger
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Comedies, Off-Beat, Fantasy & Sci-Fi, LGBTQIA+ Films
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Park Circus
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