Hola Mexico: I Dream in Another Language (Sueño en otro idioma)

101 Minutes • NR


Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2017
Production Country:Mexico
Original Langauge:Spanish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ernesto Contreras
Cast:Fernando Ålvafrez Rebeil
José Manuel Poncelis
Screenwriter:Carlos Contreras
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A young linquist travels to the jungle of Mexico to research and save a mysterious indigenous language. A language, as he discovers, at the point of disappearing since the last two speakers had a fight fifty years ago and refuse to speak a word with each other. Trying to bring the two old friends back together, he discovers that hidden in the past, in the heart of the jungle, lies a secret concealed by the language that makes it difficult to believe that the heart of Zikril will beat once again.

Poetic Mexican film raises philosophical questions about what is lost when a language - and by extension, our elders' memory - is allowed to fade away unpreserved. -Variety

Languages have magic - dead or dying ones most of all - and some of that sorcery has made it onto the screen in the evocatively titled Mexican feature "I Dream in Another Language." -LA Times

The Lark Theater is partnering with the Hola Mexico Film Festival in Los Angeles, the largest festival of Mexican cinema outside of Mexico, to present five new Mexican films. “Mexican cinema has been widely unrepresented in the U.S.,” comments Samuel Douek, festival director, who founded the festival in 2008 to give this national cinema a much-deserved higher profile.   The Hola Mexico Tour aims to introduce new audiences to the delights of Mexican cinema, as well as to bring fresh new films to Hispanic audiences around the nation.