Alejandro (Julio Torres) is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador, struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in New York City. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast (Tilda Swinton, portraying late-stage narcissism in its most maximalist, extravagant form) becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream. From writer/director Julio Torres comes a surreal adventure through the equally treacherous worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system.
R, 1h 38m.
"PROBLEMISTA is its own animal of comedic high jinks that will undoubtedly send your mind racing and itching out of beautiful perplexity. It's quite possibly A24's weirdest movie yet." – Fresh Fiction
"An imaginative, impressive, not to mention hilarious debut..." – Slate
"The very funny and outlandish film serves as an exciting moment for Torres while also showcasing one of the best performances of Tilda Swinton's career." – Sunshine State Cineplex
"Julio Torres takes a simple story about immigration and human connection, and turned it into a comedic, surrealist fantasy that serves as an epic critique of capitalism." – Deadline Hollywood Daily