SUEÑO EN OTRO IDIOMA (I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE)

By Ernesto CONTRERAS

REQUIRED VIEWING - as PROMO / CONS

Drama - Completed 2016


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Sundance Film Festival 2017
World Dramatic Audience Award
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • MEXICO, NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 101 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ernesto CONTRERAS
    • Synopsis
    • Martin arrives in a remote Mexican village to record a dying, ancient indigenous language. He finds the last two speakers of the language, but they refuse to speak to each other because of a 50 year grudge.

      Martin learns the surly Evaristo got into a fight with Isauro because they fell in love with the same woman. Now widowed, Evaristo continues to bitterly avoid the ailing Isauro. Martin and Evaristo’s granddaughter, Lluvia, work to convince the men to reconcile. Perplexed by their intensity when they meet, Martin realizes there is more to the story, and Lluvia finally reveals the secret behind the men’s entanglement. As Isauro’s health declines, Evaristo struggles to come to terms with his feelings, and strange bird calls from deep inside the jungle begin to stir, evoking the mythical origin of their ancestors.

      Distinctly enigmatic in tone, permeating the vibrations of the jungle’s enchantment through sound and cinematography, writer and director duo the Contreras brothers imaginatively use language and metaphor, and eternity over history to weave an unexpected and transcendental love story.
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