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Three teenagers jump 'The Beast' - the infamous train that illegal immigrants board to take them from Guatemala, through Mexico, to the American border. The journey to a better life is fraught with danger. Facing exploitation at every turn, the only people they can trust on this perilous journey are each other.
Winning critical and audience praise world over, this multiple award-winning debut feature establishes Diego Quemada-Diez as a new and powerful voice in contemporary cinema.
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It is as realistic as an objective documentary, but at the same time, as lyrical as a beautiful poem; it is intimate in appeal, yet epic in scale. That is a balance that even the most experienced directors struggle to strike, but Diego Quemada-Díez dazzlingly finds in a début feature. The influence of Ken Loach, which results from Díez collaborating with him for two decades, is clearly evident in the way the co-writer - director approaches this production. It is based on substantial research that includes several testimonies of real emigrants, who have been through the ordeal of trekking perilously across a continent full of insurmountable obstacles, only a few succeeding in their pursuit. These stories are then digested into a poignant, but unsentimental, and relatable tale that focuses on four kids who undertake such a journey. Like Loach characteristically does, Quemada-Díez casts novices from Guatemalan slums to play these demanding roles and films in sequence, with cast briefing only before a shoot, in order to exact the most intuitive of performances out of these inexperienced but dedicated youth. Then he employs actual migrants and local folk to provide a genuine context to the story. María Secco, a cinematographer of breathtaking visual finesse, then captures the saga, aptly under natural light with handheld, Super-16 cameras, to achieve the authenticity of a documentary, though in a stunning filmic style that accentuates the natural beauty of the region.
A poetic reference that encapsulates the emotional heart of the narrative is the intermittent appearance of snow against a dark sky. Remaining enigmatic until the very end of the movie, it memorably embodies the youthful innocence of Chauk the mysterious Indian, whose motivations for embarking on such a hazardous journey might be as simple as wanting see snow for the first time. It is that underlying lyricism which makes ’The Golden Dream’ all the more irresistible. As much as being a harrowing indictment of the callous world we live in, it is an evocative passage through self-discovery.
It is reassuring to find in a young director the same social conscience that exemplifies the achievements of Ken Loach for half a century, because we need filmmakers to articulate the plight of the impoverished more than ever, in an era when the disadvantaged are systematically squeezed out to the very margins of society. ’The Golden Dream’ is a film that everyone should see, but particularly those who sympathise with the isolationist racism our politicians are increasingly edging towards.
It's a powerful film with very little dialogue (subtitled). The scenery and atmosphere are beautiful but the fantastic vistas are the only beacon of hope on show here. This is the very antithesis of that other great coming of age film 'Stand By Me', and in fact both films would make a great double bill - one being the rose tinted American dream and the other the reality for most immigrants.
This is a film about places where the value of human life is zero...with a few other zeros after it. The film not only deals with that but also demonstrates the simple brutality of life by not sugar coating loss with Hollywood histrionics - there's no time for hang wringing grief in these peoples lives. A reminder of how lucky some of us are in comparison to others.
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There are no highs, only lows and worse. Don't really see the point in having watched it.