I Dream In Another Language
“Feeling like a Guillermo del Toro film in particular, it's thrilling to see such an original, mature story seek to fill its big heart with poetry"
DATE: 11 Mar 2018
TIME: 7:00 pm
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
Country Mexico & Netherlands
Language Spanish With English Subtitles
Director Ernesto Contreras
Screenwriter Carlos Contreras
Genre Drama, Romance
Run Time 88min
When a language dies, a unique vision of the world is lost forever. This story is inspired on true events.
Sicarú guyé [Enjoy the journey!]
Awards & Screenings
Sundance Film Festival Winner of the World Cinema (Dramatic) - Audience Award 2017, Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival Jury Prize Winner - Best Feature Film 2017
An indigenous language is in peril as its last two speakers (Evaristo and Isauro, 70’s) had a quarrel in the past and haven't spoken to each other in over 50 years. Martín, a young linguist, will undertake the challenge to bring the old friends back together and convince them to once again talk to each other so he can obtain a recorded registration of the language and study it. However, hidden in the past, in the heart of the jungle, lies a secret concealed by the language that makes it difficult to believe that the heart of Zikril will beat once again.
"In the end, it’s enough for the two elderly characters to relive those memories and to find the appropriate words to say to one another after all these years — which, of course, the audience finds itself in the privileged position not only to witness, but to understand, courtesy of an intimate on-screen translation" — Variety, Peter Debruge