Problemista: Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot and Everything We Know So Far

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For those following the popular show Los Espookys on HBO, there’s some exciting news to look forward to! The show’s co-creator, Julio Torres, is set to release a new movie in August titled Problemista. You’re in the right place if you’re curious about this upcoming film.


We’ve got all the details you need about Problemista right here.

Who is in the Problemista Cast?

  • Julio Torres as Alejandro
  • Tilda Swinton as Elizabeth
  • RZA as Bobby
  • Isabella Rossellini as Narrator
  • Catalina Saavedra as Dolores
  • James Scully as Bingham
  • Laith Nakli as Khalil
  • Spike Einbinder as Spray
  • Logan J. Alarcon-Poucel as Young Alejandro
  • Eudora Peterson as FreezeCorp Receptionist
  • Ronald Peet as Apple Customer Service Rep

When is the Problemista Release Date?

The movie “Problemista” was first shown at SXSW on March 13, 2023, and received high praise from critics. Fortunately, for those who missed it at SXSW, it will be released in US theaters on August 4, 2023. The movie has a runtime of just over an hour and a half, a refreshing change from the longer movies that have been more common lately.

Is There a Trailer for Problemista?

On May 24th, the trailer for “Problemista” was released on YouTube, featuring Isabella Rossellini’s narration and a Spanish version of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.” The trailer showcases the movie’s dream logic, with people disappearing after losing an immigration appeal and giant hourglasses indicating Alejandro’s remaining time to obtain his Visa. The protagonist, Alejandro, navigates through a Kafkaesque maze of the US immigration system, climbing through boxes in an art exhibit. Unfortunately, Alejandro cannot work for money until he receives his work Visa. The trailer effectively captures the essence of surrealism and its relevance to the complexities of the US immigration system.

What is Problemista Plot?

The movie, Problemist, is about Alejandro (played by Julio Torres), a toy designer from El Salvador who moves to New York City to pursue his dreams. He works for an eccentric artistic outcast (played by Tilda Swinton), hoping she will support his visa application. The movie promises to take viewers on a surreal adventure through the challenging worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system.

Who Is Making Problemista?

The film Problemista is a creation of Torres, who stars in it and wrote, directed, and produced it. Torres has previously worked on popular shows like The Tonight Show, The Chris Gethard Show, and Saturday Night Live and collaborated with Fred Armisen and Ana Fabrega on Los Espookys. His distinct and unconventional perspective is evident throughout his work, including his comedy special My Favorite Shapes and sketches like “Wells for Boys” on Saturday Night Live.

Emma Stone, Ali Herting, and Dave McCary also contributed to the making of Problemista, and A24 is handling its distribution. The movie appears to be a suitable addition to A24’s portfolio, considering their recent release of the surreal comedy Everything, Everywhere, All At Once, which won the Best Picture award at the Oscars.

Will Problemista Be in Theaters or Streaming?

Problemist is likely to be available on several streaming services in the future, but those services haven’t been named yet. But we’ll keep an eye out for any news about this. Problemist will probably come out on DVD and Blu-ray, just like other A24 movies, but no date has been set yet. The movie is out and can be seen in theaters in early August. We can’t wait to see how Julio Torres uses magic realism and comedy to point out the unfairness and Catch-22s of the US immigration system and show how many people end up in impossible situations. Problemist is a must-see movie.

Who is Julio Torres?

Torres hails from El Salvador, but he pursued his education in the United States with the intention of settling down there after graduation. He discovered his passion for entertainment and joined Saturday Night Live’s writing team in 2016. During his stint, he was nominated for four Emmys and created his most renowned masterpiece, Los Espookys. His directorial debut is the film, Problemist.

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