30.09. - 09.10.2021

La jaula de oro Mexico, Spain 2013 | 102 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Diego Quemada-Díez

Diego Quemada-Diez grew up in Spain and studied film at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He worked as camera assistant on several Ken Loach films. La jaula de oro is his debut feature.

rated for 0 + years
Juan, Sara and Samuel, three 15-year olds, escape their slum in Guatemala and head for the USA. On the way, they meet Chauk, a Tzotzil Indio, who speaks no Spanish and has no papers. Together, they slog their way Northwards along railway lines and in goods wagons. They presume the promised land to be on the other side of the Mexican-US border. But their journey leads them into a world of extreme arbitrariness and brutality. This rough and extremely realistic road movie celebrated an acclaimed premiere at Cannes in the series Un Certain Regard.
Original title: La jaula de oro
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Vitrina
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Diego Quemada-Díez
Screenplay: Diego Quemada-Díez, Gibrán Portela, Lucía Carreras
Cast: Brandon Lopez, Rodolfo Dominguez, Karen Martinez, Carlos Chajon
Producer: Inna Payán, Luis Salinas, Edher Campos
Director of Photography: Maria Secco
Music: Jacobo Lieberman, Leo Heiblum
Production Design: Carlos Jacques
Editor: Paloma Lopez Carillo, Felipe Gomez
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Films Boutique
Production: Machete Producciones, Animal de Luz Films, Mexican Film Institute, Eficine, Casta fiore Films, Kinemascope FilmS


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