El Cuartito (original title)
What is the purpose of your journey?
By Marcos Carnevale
In a high-stakes comedy drama that illustrates the power of humanity in an increasingly fragmented world, the dreams of five vastly different strangers traveling to Puerto Rico are put on hold when immigration authorities confine them in ‘El Cuartito’ (The Search Room). Trapped inside the tiny detention room and cut off from the outside world, the detainees must find a way to understand each other and work as a team to escape before Thanksgiving night. Guarded by the incorruptible security officers of ‘El Cuartito’ and facing deportation, each detainee must confront old ghosts and fears as they take destiny into their own hands and become who they have always dreamed of being.
El Cuartito is a necessary film at a time when the human spirit is under threat from a huge wall. Framed as a dramatic comedy, five strangers of Hispanic American origins, who for different reasons find themselves trapped within the four walls of the immigration room at San Juan.
SPECIAL COLLABORATION: RICKY MARTIN
SCORE & MUSIC by 18th Latin Grammy winner: EDUARDO CABRA (El visitante - Calle 13)
CINEMATOGRAPHER: CHAGO BENET (The Vessel)
ART DIRECTOR: MAYNA MAGRUDER (The Rum’s Diary)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Puerto Rico
RUNNING TIME: 94 minutes
El Cuartito, LLC.
Wiesner Distribution Puerto Rico