To celebrate Diego Quedama-Diez’s astounding debut THE GOLDEN DREAM (La jaula de oro) which will be released in cinemas on June 23rd, join us at Passing Clouds this Friday 20th June at 8 pm for a special presentation with the director.
Diego Quemada Diez, who’s worked on films such as 21 Grams and The Constant Gardener as well as with legendary filmmaker Ken Loach, will screen two of his award-winning shorts: A Table is a Table, and I Want To Be A Pilot and will join us to talk about his new feature THE GOLDEN DREAM
THE GOLDEN DREAM is a gripping road movie that follows the fortunes of four Guatemalan teenagers on a dangerous journey across the Mexican border into America. Using improvisational techniques and non-professional actors and based on the true stories of hundreds of migrants collected over several years of extensive research, THE GOLDEN DREAM is a memorable and heartbreaking film that presents a realist depiction of friendship and survival against the striking yet dangerous Mexican backdrop.
“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!”
“Absorbing and suspenseful…with great compassion and urgency”
Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian
Further information: http://thegoldendream.co.uk