A24 has unveiled a new trailer for director Julio Torres’ surreal adventure comedy Problemista, starring Torres and Tilda Swinton
Julio Torres, who has earned writing credits on over 60 episodes of Saturday Night Live and co-created the horror comedy series Los Espookys with Ana Fabrega and Fred Armisen, has made his directorial debut with the oddball comedy Problemista, which is set to receive a limited theatrical release from A24 on August 4th. A wide release is scheduled for August 25th. With those dates swiftly approaching, a new trailer for Problemista has arrived online, and you can check it out in the embed above.
Promising to take viewers on a “surreal adventure through the equally treacherous worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system”, Problemista has the following synopsis: Alejandro 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 becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream.
Torres stars as Alejandro and is joined in the cast by Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin), RZA (The Man with the Iron Fists), Greta Lee (The Morning Show), Catalina Saavedra (The Maid), James Scully (Titans), Larry Owens (Abbott Elementary), Laith Nakli (The Long Road Home), Kelly McCormack (A League of Their Own), Spike Einbinder (You Hurt My Feelings), Greta Titelman (Search Party), and River L. Ramirez (Los Espookys). Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet) is the narrator.
Torres also produced Problemista with Dave McCary, Ali Herting, and Emma Stone.
We first saw the trailer in May. Steve Seigh, one of our own, said that the film looked right up his alley after seeing this trailer. I’m more ambivalent. It looks funny, but I’m also worried that it will be too bizarre for my taste. The “surreal” adventure description is more of an alarm than a selling feature. So it’s a “wait and see” for me.
What did you think of the new trailer for Problemista? Do you think this is a movie that you’d like to watch next month? Leave a comment to let us know what you think.