10th edition CIFF – 10-14 April 2024

Melocotones (Mr. Emmett & The Canned Peaches) (2017 Feature Film) Nominee

Héctor M. Valdez | Dominican Republic, UK | 2017 | color | DCP | 80 min | Spanish | e.s.

Retrofuturist fable set in a world full of robots, flying cars and canned peaches. Diego desperately tries to win back his girlfriend. He becomes the first human ever to test a time machine to undo his mistakes.

This deliciously made, romantic, science-fiction comedy takes place in the Caribbean, in a future that never took place. In a desperate, final attempt to save his relationship with the beautiful Laura, Diego whisks her off on a romantic weekend. He has planned everything meticulously, down to the minute: it all has to go exactly the way it did the very first time.

He has also brought some futuristic sex toys with him. When these fail to impress Laura, Diego turns to his last resort. They are the first people ever to travel back in time to undo the mistakes they made. Time may be a great healer, but things are a lot faster with a time machine! Unfortunately, Diego forgot to take his opponents into account. Laura’s macho ex-boyfriend makes an appearance and is determined not to leave without her. But Diego himself proves to be perhaps his own most dogged adversary when Diegos from the past, present and future start getting involved.

Place: CINEMA 5

Date: 7 April 2017

Time: 22:00

Duration: 1:02

Place: CINEMA 5

Date: 8 April 2017

Time: 17:15

Duration: 1:02

Place: CINEMA 5

Date: 9 April 2017

Time: 14:00

Duration: 1:02

Year in



Héctor M. Valdez


Juan Carlos Gómez


Peter Vives
María Guinea
Joaquín Ferreira
Frank Perozo
Ramón Langa


Dominican Republic


Teresa Font




80 min


Fran Villalba


José Ramón Alamá

Production Company

Bou Group

Production Design

Lorelei Sainz


Felipe Jiménez Luna
Héctor M. Valdez
José Ramón Alama
based on The Infinite Man by Hugh Sullivan

Sound Design

David Mantecón

Year of Production



Héctor M. VALDEZ (1989, Dominican Republic) made his first short film in 2009. After studying at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, he returned to the Dominican Republic to direct his first feature film. Al sur de la inocencia (2014) was screened at many festivals including Curaçao IFFR. Valdez was also a co-founder of the production company Bou Group.



El fallo (2009, short), #729 (2011, short), Canned Peaches (2012, short), Al sur de la inocencia (2014), República del color (2015, doc), Melocotones/Mr. Emmett & The Canned Peaches (2017)