The Golden Dream (La jaula de oro, Mexico-Spain 2013)

This terrific film comes to us with a glowing recommendation from Ken Loach. Its writer-director Diego Quemada-Díez began as a camera assistant on Loach’s Spanish-set Land and Freedom (1995). His work in different roles in the camera department has featured in two further Loach productions plus films by Spike Lee, Alejandro Inarittu and Fernando Mireilles… Read More The Golden Dream (La jaula de oro, Mexico-Spain 2013)

LFF 2012 #5: Aquí y allá (Here and There, Mexico-Spain-US 2012)

This Mexican feature, like the earlier LFF film Memories Look at Me, is placed somewhere between fiction and documentary. It’s a deceptive neo-realist story that forgoes a strong central narrative in order to present events in the life of a Mexican family in separate episodes over a few years. In the section titled ‘The Return’ at… Read More LFF 2012 #5: Aquí y allá (Here and There, Mexico-Spain-US 2012)