"This is a real insider view, and over the final scenes, things border on the spectacular"

Woodpeckers

Carpinteros
Director
Jose María Cabral
Cast
Jean Jean
Judith Rodríguez
Ramón Emilio Candelario
Genre
Romantic Drama
Duration
109 min
Nationality
Dominican Republic
Year
2017
Language
Spanish
Production
Companies
Tabula Rasa

Woodpeckers

Carpinteros

José María Cabral’s WOODPECKERS, the first Dominican movie ever at Sundance, is an immensely accessible prison love story shot in real locations with a cast that brilliantly mixes actors with real inmates.

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.

Director
Jose María Cabral
Cast
Jean Jean
Judith Rodríguez
Ramón Emilio Candelario
Genre
Romantic Drama
Duration
109 min
Nationality
Dominican Republic
Year
2017
Language
Spanish
Production
Companies
Tabula Rasa