Director: Diego Quemada-Díez
Country: Guatemala, Spain, Mexico
Running time: 102min
Location / Venue: Hackney Picturehouse
Time: 5 PM
Examining the poisoned chalice of the American Dream by way of the leftist humanism of Ken Loach, The Golden Dream follows three teenagers journey from the slums of Guatemala to (they hope) the US, via cargo trains and railroad tracks. Meeting a Native American with no fluency in Spanish, their dreams of a better life are soon threatened by a group of people traffickers in this moving, elemental debut that wowed audiences at Cannes last year.
Followed by a Q&A with Diego Quemada-Díez. Screening supported by Peccadillo Pictures.
Tickets available from the Hackney Picturehouse website here.