Problemista Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review


March 1, 2024
1hr 38min
Status: released

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Problemista Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release DatesMarch 14, 2023 (SXSW)
March 1, 2024
Running Time1hr 38min
Age ratingR
CastJulio Torres
Tilda Swinton
Directed by Julio Torres
Written byJulio Torres
Produced byJulio Torres
Dave McCary
Ali Herting
Emma Stone
Cinematography by Fredrik Wenzel
Edited by Sara Shaw
Jacob Schulsinger
Music byRobert Ouyang Rusli
Narrated by Isabella Rossellini
Production CompanyFruit Tree
Distributor A24

Problemista Movie Cast & Characters:

  • 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 Nakli 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


Alejandro is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in NY. As time runs out on his work visa, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast becomes his only hope to stay in the country.

About Problemista Movie:

Problemista is an American surrealist comedy film written, directed, and co-produced by Julio Torres. It stars Torres, Tilda Swinton, RZA, Greta Lee, Catalina Saavedra, James Scully, and Isabella Rosselini.

In July 2021, it was announced that Tilda Swinton would star in the film and Julio Torres would costar in and direct it, from a screenplay he wrote, with A24 set to finance and distribute.

In November 2021, RZA, Isabella Rossellini, Greta Lee, Spike Einbinder, Laith Nakil, Larry Owens, James Scully and Greta Titelman joined the cast of the film. Emma Stone serves as a producer under her Fruit Tree banner.

Principal photography began by November 2021, in New York City.

It had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 13, 2023. It was scheduled to be released on August 4, 2023, before it was delayed due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. It was eventually rescheduled to be released on March 1, 2024.