30.09. - 09.10.2021

Cocote Argentina, Dominican Republic, Germany, Qatar 2017 | 106 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour and B&W | FF 2017

Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias

Nelson Carlo De Los Santos (*1985), a native Dominican, studied camerawork in Buenos Aires and Edinburgh. His essay film Santa Teresa Y Otra Historias was shown at numerous festivals and won several awards.

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After his father is killed by an influential man, the Evangelical gardener Alberto returns to his home city for the first time in years to attend the funeral. He then however has to take part in religious ceremonies that go against his faith and beliefs. Cocote looks at the question of how religions influence society in the Dominican Republic. In hypnotic pictures, the film captures traditional rituals and lets the voices speak for themselves. A visually powerful and poetic journey into the world of faith.
Original title: Cocote
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Vitrina
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias
Screenplay: Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias
Cast: Vicente Santos, Judith Rodriguez, Yuberbi De La Rosa, Pedro Sierra, Isabel Spencer, Jose Miguel Fernandez
Producer: Fernando Santos Díaz, Christoph Friedel, Lukas V. Rinner
Director of Photography: Roman Kasseroller
Music: Nahuel Palenque
Production Design: Natalia Aponte
Editor: Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Luxbox
Production: Guasabara Cine; Nabis Filmgroup; Pandora Film Produktion
Contact: Fiorella Moretti - Hedi Zardi, Luxbox:


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