La jaula de oro (The Golden Dream)
Title: La jaula de oro
Director: Diego Quemada-Díez
Script: Diego Quemada-Díez, Gibrán Portela, Lucía Carreras
Country: Mexico | Spain
Year: 2013

Synopsis

Juan, Sara and Samuel, three teenagers from Guatemala, leave their country to try to reach the United States. On their journey through Mexico, they meet Chauk, a Tzotzil Indian who does not speak Spanish and has no official documents. They all believe they will find a better world beyond the USA–Mexico border, but they soon must confront a very different reality.

Film Festivals & Awards

  • Ariel Awards 2014 | Best Picture | Best Original Screenplay | Best First Film | Best Cinematography | Best Editing | Best Sound | Best Original Score | Best Actor | Best Supporting Actor
  • Cannes 2013 | Un Certain Regard — A Certain Talent Award | Gillo Pontecorvo Award | François Chalais Award — Special Mention
  • Chicago 2013 | Best New Director Award
  • Havana 2013 | Special Jury Prize — Best First Film
  • Lima 2013 | Best First Film Award | Best Cinematography Award | Critics Award Best Film
  • Mar del Plata 2013 | Best Film Award
  • Morelia 2013 | Best First or Second Mexican Feature Award | Audience Award | Guerrero Press Award
  • São Paulo 2013 | Critics Award | International Jury Award — Honorable Mention
  • Tallinn 2013 | Best North American Independent Film Award
  • Thessaloniki 2013 | Best Feature Film Award | Best Director Award | Audience Award
  • Zurich 2013 | Best International Feature Film Award