Carpinteros Trailer (Woodpeckers)

A feature film from the Dominican Republic, Carpinteros is the 6th work from director José María Cabral who is most notably known for his Oscar nominated Check Mate. Carpinteros is a prison love story and will make its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival later this month.

Synopsis (via Indiewire): When Julián (Jean Jean) steps off the bus and becomes fresh meat in Najayo Prison, he didn’t know that he would become a Woodpecker, prisoners who romance ladies incarcerated at the women’s prison 150 meters across the way, or find the love of his life. But soon, he encounters Yanelly (Judith Rodriguez Perez) and must find a way to win her love, all while keeping it a secret and escaping the walls that trap his heart.