The Golden Dream


Review: A Spanish language drama about three teenage immigrants from Guatemala who set off on a dangerous journey across the Mexican border into America in search of a better life.
Director: Diego Quemada-Diez
Actors: Brandon Lopez, Rodolfo Dominguez, Karen Martinez, Gilberto Marraza and Ramon Medina
Year: 2013
Genre: Art House, International and Drama
Conclusion: 4/5
The original title for this film is La jaula de oro. Marvellous work from director Diego Quemada-Diez. A very powerful, truthful, harrowing and heartbreaking film. Like most foreign language films you get the feeling that the central actors are real people. Watching this I felt like I was on the journey with all the characters. The director started of his career as a camera assistant working for Ken Loach (one being Bread and Roses,2000). With working so closely together I could actually see some resemblance in Ken Loach’s work. It is a film that is relevant in the world of today and therefore it is not an easy watch. The credits at the end list the names of over 600 genuine migrants who were filmed in the making of this movie. 


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