Hotel Coppelia


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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Historical Drama
Women's Rights
Best of Fest Encores
Release Year:2020
Runtime:113 min
Country/Region:Dominican Republic
Print Source:Latido Films
Director:José María Cabral
Executive Producer:Albert Martínez Martín
José María Cabral
Nick Searcy
Producer:Rafael Elías Muñoz
José María Cabral
Cinematographer:Hernán Herrera
Screenwriter:José María Cabral
Editor:Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Composer:Jorge Magaz
Principal Cast:Lumy Lizardo
Nashla Bogaert
Cyndie Lundy
Jazz Vilá
Nick Searcy


Best of Fest Encores

During the 1965 Revolution in the Dominican Republic, freedom fighters struggled to reinstate President Juan Emilio Bosch Gaviño to power. When the American military invades, the soldiers hole up in a seaside brothel, and suddenly a forlorn band of prostitutes is forced to pick sides.

Things are growing more and more tense in Santo Domingo. The military ousted democratically elected President Bosch, and the revolution slowly builds, coming to a head in April, 1965. A group of prostitutes run a cabaret, entertaining the locals, and not questioning their clients’ politics in any way. But when the revolutionaries take over, prompting an American invasion, suddenly the brothel is overrun with Yankee soldiers, most of whom are eager to take advantage of the women. Now these women face a new struggle: business as usual, or fight for their country and protect their dignity at the same time?

Director Biography

José María Cabral

Born in 1988 in Santo Domingo, José María Cabral director, screenwriter, and producer. His features include Excexos (2008) Check Mate (Jaque Mate) (2012), which was selected as the Dominican entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, Arrobá (2013), Despertar (2014), Detective Willy (2015), Woodpeckers (Carpinteros) (2017) The Projectionist (El proyeccionista) (2019), which was also submitted for the Oscar, and the documentary feature Isla de plástico (2019).