# TRAILER RELEASED FOR A24 FILM “PROBLEMITA” DIRECTED BY JULIO TORRES
The highly anticipated first trailer for A24’s upcoming film “Problemista” has been released and it’s already generating buzz. The film, directed by Julio Torres, tells the story of Alejandro Martinez, a talented toymaker from El Salvador who journeys to New York City in hopes of fulfilling his dreams. However, with his work visa running out, Alejandro is faced with the possibility of being forced out of the country, putting him in a difficult position.
# ALEJANDRO’S STRUGGLE AS A TOYMAKER IN NEW YORK CITY
Alejandro’s story is one that immigrants to the U.S. can relate to. His passion for his craft takes him halfway across the world to pursue a better life, but he’s met with numerous obstacles. His struggle to make it as a toymaker in New York City is just one of the many challenges that immigrants face when seeking economic opportunities in foreign countries.
# ALEJANDRO FORCED TO BE ELIZABETH’S ASSISTANT IN EXCHANGE FOR SPONSORSHIP
To make matters worse for Alejandro, he’s put in a difficult position when eccentric art-world outcast Elizabeth (played by Tilda Swinton) offers to sponsor him if he assists her in curating an exhibition. While the sponsorship would allow Alejandro to stay in the U.S., it also means doing Elizabeth’s bidding, and it becomes clear that Elizabeth’s demands will be unorthodox and difficult to meet.
# “PROBLEMITA” SHINES A LIGHT ON IMMIGRANTS’ CHALLENGES
“Problemista’s” first trailer shows that the film will not shy away from examining the very real challenges faced by immigrants in the U.S. Alejandro’s struggles are emblematic of the anxiety, uncertainty, and precarity that many immigrants face daily. However, the film is not simply a story of hardship. It’s also a story about the resilience and creativity of immigrants to the U.S. who refuse to let obstacles defeat them.
“Problemista” promises to be an insightful and thought-provoking film that explores the challenges of the immigrant experience in the U.S. While there’s no release date yet, the trailer offers a tantalizing glimpse of what’s to come, and it’s safe to say that we can expect great things from this A24 gem.