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The Golden Dream (La jaula de oro)
 
 
Directed by Diego Quemada-Díez, Mexico 2013
108 mins. Spanish dialogue with English sub-titles
 
Summary:
 
Much-praised suspenseful road movie.  Three Guatemalan youngsters attempt a hazardous illegal crossing from Mexico into the USA.  Bolstered by strikingly beautiful cinematography and involving characters, this beguiling, heartbreaking first feature from Diego Quemada-Díez shows his debt to Ken Loach with whom he worked on three films.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"A drama of lacerating power and honesty. The performances are tremendous." (Tim Robey - Daily Telegraph)

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