Starring Tilda Swinton, Isabella Rossellini and writer/director Julio Torres as Alejandro, who is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in New York City. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream. A surreal adventure through the equally treacherous worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system.

Runtime: 98min • R


An imaginative, impressive, not to mention hilarious debut -Slate

In a year with strong, exceptional directorial debuts to premiere at film festivals or released in theaters, Julio Torres’s ranks as one of the best so far. -AwardsWatch

With frizzled hot pink hair and a relentless tenacity that is at times visualized as an actual dragon devouring poor waiters and receptionists who annoy her, Swinton portrays late-stage narcissism in its most maximalist, extravagant form. -Den of Geek

A cool-toned and warm-blooded take on the young-ish-adult experience of keeping your head above water. It’s also a smart tale of how different people’s experiences shape them and how they interact with the world as a result. -Pajiba

From the first 10 minutes, it’s gleefully apparent that the film will not fit into any box, no matter how twisted or mangled its frame might become as viewers try to compress its multitude of oddities into a tidy package. -The Daily Beast

Dialing up her voice to manic speed levels and rock concert volume, Swinton’s Elizabeth is an iconic comic creation, able to elicit laughs by just opening her mouth. -Next Best Picture

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