Eliseo cuts a solitary figure, surrounded by ageing 35mm celluloid film, which he watches and re-watches obsessively. His particular infatuation is with an enticing and mysterious woman in a series of home movies. But when fire damages the precious reels, Eliseo plunges into a desperate search for the object of his desire, travelling to the poorest and most remote corners of the Dominican Republic, and peering into the darker sides of love, life and relationships.

El Proyeccionista simultaneously pays homage to the golden era of cinema and celebrates human connection, through twin lenses of nostalgia and obsession. As the filmmaker’s second film selected to represent the Dominican Republic at the Oscars, this is a clever combination of drama, road movie and noir, with universal appeal.

Onsale Dates
HOME Friends – Fri 18 Sep 12pm
HOME Members – Mon 21 Sep 12pm
General Sale – Tue 22 Sep 12pm

Translated title:
The Projectionist


Full English

98 minutes

Country of origin:
Dominican Republic

Year of production:

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