The Golden Dream / La jaula del oro

The Golden Dream / La jaula del oro Showcase Film

Country Mexico, Spain, 2013, Run Time: 108 Minutes, Genre: Drama


Saturday, September 13th


4:30 PM

This film tells the story of three teenagers who leave their village in Guatemala to travel north through Mexico, crossing the border to the United States. This drama explores the many obstacles facing them along their journey and the difficult realities of immigration. At every stage, these vulnerable teenagers face danger and almost certain death from predatory criminals to whom their young lives are worth less than zero.

Esta película cuenta la historia de tres adolescentes que salen de Guatemala para ir a los EE.UU ilegalmente. Juntos vivirán la terrible experiencia que padecen millones de personas, obligadas por las circunstancias a emprender un viaje lleno de peligros y con un final incierto. En el camino aflora la amistad, la solidaridad, el miedo, la justicia y el dolor.

This film has received a total of 57 awards, including 9 Ariel awards by the Mexican Film Academy: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best First Feature, Best Actor, Best Upcoming Actor, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Music. Official selection of 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

  • Director: Diego Quemada-Díez
  • Writer: Diego Quemada-Díez
  • Language: Spanish with English subtitles
  • Tags: Sat, Sept 13th, Full Feature

Cast & Characters

Starring: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez