OCT 6: THE GOLDEN DREAM
(dir Diego Quemada-Diéz, 2013, Mexico/Spain, 108 mins, Spanish/ Tzotzil, Cert. 12) An unconventional road movie about a group of undocumented teenage Guatemalan immigrants and their journey to the US. Unfortunately, they are ill-prepared for the precarious journey, and the reality of what awaits them. Using improvisational techniques, director Quemada-Diez, who served his filmmaking apprenticeship under British legend Ken Loach, extracts superb, realistic performances from a young, non-professional cast.