Cabral Signs with the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA)

José María Cabral has new representation…

The 28-year-old Dominican filmmaker,who just debuted his film Carpinteros at the Sundance Film Festival, has signed with APA (Agency for the Performing Arts) for agency representation.

José María Cabral

Carpinteros, which Cabral wrote and directed, was one of the 12 films chosen to premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

Shot in an actual jail with real inmates and prison guards, the film follows Julián (Jean Jean), who finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic’s Najayo Prison. His romance with fellow prisoner Yanelly (Judith Rodriguez Perez) must develop through sign language and without the knowledge of dozens of guards.

Cabral’s 2012 drama Jaque Mate! was selected that year as the Dominican Republic’s Oscar entry for the foreign language film.

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