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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Cine Latino
Women and Film
Women Directors
Human Rights
Release Year:2016
Runtime:78 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Film Discovery Award - Toronto International Film Festival
Country/Region:Dominican Republic
Print Source:Loco Films
Director:Yanillys Pérez
Producer:Thibaud Billiard
Cinematographer:Yanillys Pérez
Screenwriter:Yanillys Pérez
Editor:Mathilde Van de Moortel
Joselito de la Cruz
Jeyson de la Cruz
Principal Cast:Joselito de la Cruz
Jeyson de la Cruz
Junior de la Cruz
Filmography:Debut Feature


Jeffrey is a 12-year-old limpiavidrio, one of numerous kids working the streets of Santo Domingo by approaching cars stopped for red lights at intersections and proceeding to clean their windshields without permission, in the hopes of obtaining a tip from the drivers inside. He lives in Los Tres Brazos, a poor slum in the capital, far away from the picturesque tourist center of Zona Colonial on the banks of Rio Ozama. He’s one of nine children being raised by his single mother. His alcoholic father lives far away and rarely visits. Jeffrey, who christens himself “La Pesadilla” (“The Nightmare”), dreams of being a reggaeton singer, following in the footsteps of one of his older brothers. Despite the necessity of having to bring money to the household, Jeffrey fights to achieve his dream. But first, he must overcome the tough realities of the world around him.

Director’s Biography

Yanillys Pérez: Yanillys Pérez is a director, writer, producer, and actress. Her experience as an actress and her passion for cinema informs her approach to filmmaking. She wrote, produced, and directed Techos Rotos ('14), a short that received several international and national awards. Jeffrey marks her first feature.

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