Problemista: Speculated release date, plot, cast and other details


Problemista is a 2023 American surrealist comedy film written, directed, and co-produced by Julio Torres. It stars Torres, Tilda Swinton, RZA, Isabella Rosselini, and Greta Lee. On March 13, 2023, it made its international premiere at South by Southwest. The film’s intended August 2023 release date was pushed back due to the current 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.

Check out all the details you need to know about the film, in the following.

Problemista: Cast

As of now, for all that we know, the network is yet to update about the cast of this upcoming film which is why we cannot provide you the exact list of the entire cast members. As per the reports, following is the potential cast of Problemista.

  • Julio Torres as Alejandro
  • Tilda Swinton as Elizabeth
  • RZA as Bobby
  • Isabella Rossellini as the narrator
  • Catalina Saavedra as Dolores
  • James Scully as Bingham
  • Laith Nakil as Khalil
  • Spike Einbinder as Spray
  • Greta Lee as Dalia
  • Larry Owens as Craigslist
  • Kelly McCormack as Sharon
  • Greta Titelman as Celeste
  • Megan Stalter as Lili

Furthermore, it is possible that there could be an addition to the above mentioned cast of the film.

Problemista: Plot

In the movie Problemista, Alejandro (Julio Torres), an El Salvadoran toy designer, works for an eccentric artist outcast (Tilda Swinton) in the hopes that she will cosign his work visa after coming to New York City to pursue his aspirations. The official synopsis from A24 promises “a surreal adventure through the equally treacherous worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system.”

Problemista: Release Date

At its March 13, 2023, SXSW debut, Problemista astounded the critics. As a result of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, Problemista’s limited release on August 4, 2023, was postponed indefinitely.

Problemista: Official Trailer

On May 24, Problemista’s trailer was made available on YouTube. Problemista’s trailer, which is set to a Spanish translation of the timeless Frank Sinatra song “New York, New York,” features narration by Isabella Rossellini just like the film. The trailer demonstrates the film’s surrealist dream logic, in which people really vanish after losing an immigration appeal, and enormous hourglasses indicate how much time is still available for Alejandro to obtain his visa.

Alejandro actually navigates the Kafkaesque labyrinth of the US immigration system by climbing into the boxes of the art exhibit he is assisting in setting up for an eccentric artist (Swinton) who might be able to cosign his visa. Alejandro can’t work for pay because he doesn’t yet have a work visa, which is problematic because he needs money to pay all the fees involved in applying for a visa. It becomes immediately obvious why surrealism works so well for depicting the US immigration system.