The Projectionist (El proyeccionista)

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Total Count: 5

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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.


Critic Reviews for The Projectionist (El proyeccionista)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (5)

  • There's a lot to love about The Projectionist, above all the way it celebrates the medium as a function of its characters rather than just writing a love letter to a dying craft.

    Mar 31, 2019 | Full Review…

    Carlos Aguilar

    Top Critic
  • Cabral pulls together various strands, including rural drama, road movie and noir, to create something distinctive and thoughtful that satisfyingly darkens and intensifies as things proceed.

    Mar 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • An inventive vision, carried by the crumpled soulfulness of leading man Felix Germán and vibrant, sweat-soaked visuals: Never has the richness of Kodak stock been more thematically vital to a film's success.

    Mar 5, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Top Critic
  • A gutsy tribute to the ways in which we psychologically invest ourselves in moving pictures.

    Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's a movie that I enjoyed, but I think that if [diector José María] Cabral applied the maxim, "Less is more", we would have his first masterpiece. [Full review in Spanish]

    Jul 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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