The first Dominican movie ever at Sundance, the director of WOODPECKERS, Jose María Cabral (Jaque Mate), takes a striking and original approach to a one-of-a-kind love story shot on location with real inmates.


Romantic drama / Dominican Republic / 2017 / Spanish / 109 min



Julián finds love and something to live for in the last place imaginable: prison. Risking brutal punishment, Julián communicates with Yanelly from his prison yard to hers when he is hired by her ex-husband to act as a messenger. Through their own invented sign language that they call "woodpecking", Julián and Yanelly fall silently and inevitably in love and decide to fight against all odds for their secret and forbidden romance.






Jose María Cabral (Jaque Mate!)



María José Ripoll (Girasol)




Jean Jean (Si Bondye vle, Yuli)


Judith Rodríguez (Biodegradable


Ramón Emilio Candelario (On th Road, Somewhere)