A road movie about teenage Guatemalan immigrants and their journey to the U.S. - Screenings on November 9th & 10th
The dangerous migrant journey begins with few words spoken among 15-year-olds Juan, Sara and Samuel. Soon a Tzotzil Indian boy named Chauk joins the quietly desperate triumvirate to make four for the road. Setting off from their poor Guatemalan hometowns, freeloading on top of trains with like-minded strangers and traveling through lawless middle lands, the adolescents risk more than they could have imagined in pursuit of the coveted American Dream up north. This poetic thriller was inspired by true stories unfolding daily along unnamed railroad tracks, and Spanish filmmaker Diego Quemada-Diez utilizes a naturalistic approach that emphasizes the remarkable performances of his untrained actors. The young ensemble cast won a special Certain Talent Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for its remarkable performances.
Watch the trailer:
Cost: All regular tickets to AFI FEST are FREE. To reserve individual tickets or to purchase a pass go to AFI.com/afifest
Download File: 11-9-13-La-jaula-de-oro-el-dnl.pdf
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, American Film Institute
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