A24 has dropped the trailer for Problemista, the function debut from writer-director-star Julio Torres, which first premiered at SXSW earlier this spring. Torres, who beforehand labored as a author on SNL earlier than co-creating and starring within the bilingual HBO comedy Los Espookys, performs an immigrant from El Salvador who takes on a taxing freelance gig as an esoteric artist’s (Tilda Swinton) assistant within the hopes of securing a visa so he can reside within the US long-term. The movie additionally stars RZA, Greta Lee and is narrated by Isabella Rossellini.
An official synopsis reads:
Alejandro is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador, struggling to deliver his uncommon concepts to life in New York Metropolis. As time on his work visa runs out, a job aiding an erratic art-world outcast turns into his solely hope to remain within the nation and understand his dream. From author/director Julio Torres comes a surreal journey by means of the equally treacherous worlds of New York Metropolis and the U.S. Immigration system.
Watch the trailer above, which teases Torres’s surrealist, visually-striking comedic sensibility. Problemista will arrive in theaters on August 4.