THE GOLDEN CAGE

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Juan, Sara and Samuel, all 15 years old, flee from Guatemala towards the USA. 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 run into a harsh reality.

Festivals: 

Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard: A Certain Talent Prize.

Diego Quemada-Díez

Diego Quemada-Díez was born in Spain in 1969. His first job in the film industry was in Ken Loach’s film Land and Freedom as a camera assistant in 1995. A year later, he migrated to the USA. Graduated in Cinematography at the American Film Institute (AFI). Worked with such directors as Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tony Scott, Cesar Charlone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee, among others. The Golden Cage is his first feature film.