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Carpinteros (Woodpeckers)

Carpinteros (Woodpeckers)

The inmates of the Najayo men’s prison perch by a high window to communicate in sign language with the women in the female prison yards away. Julian, a newcomer to this hell-hole, acts as a go-between for Manaury, a fellow prisoner in solitary confinement, and the hot-tempered Yanelly. But Julian and Yanelly are drawn to each other, and in this intense, brutal atmosphere, the situation quickly escalates out of control.

Title:

Carpinteros (Woodpeckers)

Director(s):

José María Cabral

Year of Release:

2017

Region:

Dominican Republic

Language:

Spanish, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature

Runtime:

106 minutes

Rating:

18+

Showtimes:

  • Sat 23 Sept, 9.00pm MovieTowne POS Screen 7
  • Tue 26 Sept, 8.30pm MovieTowne POS Screen 8

T+T Premiere


About the Director(s):

José María Cabral

José María Cabral

Born in Santo Domingo, José María Cabral is a film director, screenwriter, and producer. Cabral started making films at 16, and one of them, Excexos, got national distribution in 2008.  His first feature film, Jaque Mate (2011), was the Dominican entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. Carpinteros was shot in the Najayo and La Victoria prisons in the Dominican Republic.

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