Keswick Film Festival

Friday 28th February 8:30 PM - Alhambra

The Golden Dream
(La jaula de oro)

Director: Diego Quemada-Diez Country: Guatemala/Spain/Mexico
Cert: 15 Year: 2013 Length: 102 minsLanguage: Spanish/English
Best Of The Fests
2014 Festival
Book Tickets The Golden Dream

Audience Reaction

Score: 74.67% Attendance: 100


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

A group of Guatemalan teenagers are ill prepared for the precarious journey that takes them from their native country to what they hope will be a bright new life in the United States. Diego Quemada-Díez's debut feature draws on outstanding performances from his young, non-professional cast.

"The film succeeds as both a gritty, uncompromising portrait of the teenagers' travels and a moving, eloquent testament to the power of friendship and camaraderie in the most testing of circumstances." (London FF)

Winner, Un Certain Regard, Talent Prize, Cannes 2013
Winner, Best Film: Mar del Plata, Zurich, Thessalonica FF (all 2013)

Thanks to Peccadillo Pictures


It is a very substantial movie, with great compassion and urgency.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


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