THE GOLDEN DREAM
Stars: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez
“A beautiful film, full of human warmth, compassion and truth. The struggle of the innocent is caught with precision. And it is clear that the real enemy is beyond their reach or comprehension, but nonetheless very present in the film. Terrific!”
- Ken Loach
Juan, Samuel and Sara leave Guatemala hoping for a better life in the US. On their way, they are joined by a Tzotzil indian boy, Chauk. Together, their journey to America will be a dangerous one, joining many others who travel on this infamous route in search of the American Dream.
THE GOLDEN DREAM is Diego Quemada-Diez’s astounding debut feature film. In its realist depiction of friendship and survival against the striking yet dangerous Mexican backdrop, the film is reminiscent of the gripping and moving dramas of Ken Loach, with whom Diego Quemada-Diez collaborated on Carla’s Song, Land and Freedom and Bread and Roses.
"a very substantial movie, with great compassion and urgency"
-Peter Bradshaw, the Guardian