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Diego Quemada-Díez, The Golden Dream, 2013

The Golden Dream

27 Jun 201412 Aug 2014

★★★★ 'A moving, often terrifying and occasionally warm road movie with something urgent and important to say about our world.'
- Dave Calhoun, Time Out
★★★★ 'A tough yet tender and beautifully crafted human drama.'
- Empire
'A very substantial movie, with great compassion and urgency.'
- Guardian

Winner of a directing award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it competed in the Un Certain Regard section, this tense and moving film follows a group of teenagers struggling to cross Guatemala and illegally enter the United States in search of a new life and the ‘golden dream’.

Beautifully acted by a cast of young non-professionals, and striking a delicate balance between youthful energy and hardened cynicism, the film is about as real as world cinema gets, and is also a visual feast that recalls the work of Terrence Malick.

The Golden Dream, dir. Diego Quemada-Díez, Guatemala/Spain/Mexico 2013, 108 mins, cert. 12A. Spanish with English subtitles.

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