CARPINTEROS

WOODPECKERS

By Jose Maria CABRAL

FILM FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES

Social issues - Completed 2016


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& Awards

Ventana Sur 2016
Copia Final
Sundance Film Festival 2017
World Dramatic
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 107 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jose Maria CABRAL
    • Synopsis
    • Tall, dark, and handsome, Julián steps off a bus, hands over his clothes, gets his long curly locks chopped off, and becomes fresh meat walking inside the Najayo Prison in the Dominican Republic. He locates his cellblock underneath the moist corner where the Woodpeckers perch. Woodpeckers—prisoners who romance ladies incarcerated at the women’s prison 150 meters across the way—spend their days in affectionate conversation with their lovers through sign language. When Julián encounters Yanelly, a gorgeous spitfire of a woman, he finds love in the last place he imagined. Now he must find a way, through cement, barbed wire, dozens of guards, and murderous exes to win Yanelly’s love, all the while keeping it secret.

      Dominican director José María Cabral delivers a fresh, and indelible film burgeoning with atmosphere, sexuality, and grit. Carpinteros (Woodpeckers) is a rare breed of film that opens a window into a richly textured world normally hidden from view.
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