The Preacher (El Rezador)

The Preacher (El Rezador)

by Tito Jara H.

Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information

A cyinical swindler uses a girl who they say has visions of the Virgin Mary and whom many consider miraculous, for his economic benefit. Together witht the parents of the "Blessed one", they will generate a business so large and lucrative that inevitably it will get out of their hands. 

Story of intrigue and fanaticism, in a city in which professed faith  mixes well with corruption and fraud.

Awards & Festivals

World Premere at GOA IFF.
Effny and Cine Latino Minneapolis


Andrés Crespo, Carlos Valencia, Emilia Ceballos.

Director Bio

Tito Jara H.
He is a director, screenwriter of the feature film A Tus Espaldas, one of the most popular films in Ecuadorian cinematography.  It had theatrical releases in Ecuador, Venezuela and Spain. It has been programmed in dozens of international film festivals like the International Film Festival of La Habana and Trieste.

Director Statement

In beautiful Quito downtown you can find many petty scammers that offer their miraculous healing services. How dangerous and immoral are their activities? I felt that this context is wonderful to place a crime that while it is being explained, creates a thread that joins corruption and power at all levels.

Cast Bio

Andrés Crespo
He won awards for best actor at the Guadalajara and Cartagena Film Festival. He has participated in around ten feature films, including Pescador by Sebastián Cordero. It is part of the Netflix series Narcos, Frontera Verde by Ciro Guerra and stars in Camionero selected “Cannesseries”.

Carlos Valencia
He played the leading role of a criminal named Ángel, in the film Ratas, Ratones y Rateros by Sebastían Cordero, (premiered at the Venice Film Festival and nominated for the Goya award as best foreign film) for which he won the Colón award. Silver Award for Best Actor at the Huelva Film Festival.

Emilia Ceballos
Colombian actress with experience in film, theatre, TV and cinema. Outstanding work as Los Fierros by Director Pablo González, Volar from Director Javier Pinto, other work as Lost Time.


Writer Tito Jara H.
Producers Tito Jara H., Magda Garcés
Executive Producers Tito Jara H., Xavier Barona.
Co-Producers Rafael Álvarez, Carlos Tribiño Mamby, Juan Camilo Figueroa.
Production Companies Atefilms, Hotel B Filmes, El Medano Producciones.
Cinematographer Carlos de Miguel.
Production design Emilia Dávila, Nicolás Platonoff.
Music Sebastián Escofet
Edit Carlos Tribiño Mamby, Tito Jara H.
Sound design Juan José Luzuriaga.

Original Title: El Rezador | Ecuador, Colombia, Spain | 2021 | Drama | 93' | Spanish OV with English Subs

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