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HBO Ibero-American Feature Film Award 

Director José María Cabral will be in attendance at the first In-Theater screening to participate in a post-screening Q&A, moderated by journalist Ruben Perlata Rigaud.

In 1937, near the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, a young Haitian woman named Marie is expecting her first child with Frank, her doting Dominican husband. After her mother's burial, she is awakened in the middle of the night by distant screams. The immediate execution of all Haitians on Dominican soil has been ordered — the so-called “Cut” — and what seals a victim’s fate is whether or not they can pronounce "perejil" (parsley). Marie takes off to find Frank in the next town over, with nothing but the clothes on her back.


José María Cabral is a Dominican film director, screenwriter, and producer. His films have played numerous times at the Miami Film Festival. Amongst his many films as director are Carpinteros (17), The Projectionist (19), and Hotel Coppelia (21).

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  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish, Haitian
  • Country
    Dominican Republic
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Director
    José María Cabral
  • Screenwriter
    José María Cabral, Arturo Arango, Nuri Duarte, Joaquín Octavio, Xenia Rivera
  • Producer
    Rafael Elías Muñoz
  • Cast
    Cyndie Lundi, Ramón Emilio Candelario, Gerardo Mercedes, Juan María Almonte
  • Cinematographer
    Hernan Herrera
  • Editor
    Ignacio Rodriguez Garcia
  • Music
    Jorge Magaz