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Twelve-year-old Jeffrey’s mother wakes him not for school but to clean windshields in traffic to pay the rent, as he’s done for 6 years. Most of her children live with her, because their father beat her and doesn’t support them. One older brother sings reggaetón; as “Jeffrey the Nightmare,” the hopeful and enterprising little boy follows suit, taking what pleasure he can from small things and anxious to break free of their crushing poverty.





Yanillys Perez

Year of Release:



Dominican Republic/France


Spanish, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Documentary Feature


78 minutes




  • Thu 21 Sept, 10.30am, MovieTowne POS  Screen 7
  • Thu 21 Sept, 10.30am, MovieTowne San Fernando  
  • Tue 26 Sept, 3.30pm, MovieTowne POS Screen 7

T+T Premiere

About the Director(s):

Yanillys Perez

Yanillys Perez

Yanillys Perez is a Dominican-Venezuelan director, writer, producer and actress. Her first feature film, Jeffrey, had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and won the Discovery Filmmaker Dropbox Award. Her short films have received international and national awards. Her Techos Rotos was the first Dominican short film selected at the Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival. Pérez’s first narrative feature film, Candy Town, was selected for l’Atelier Cannes Cinefondation 2017.

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