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I Dream In Another Language (BQFF 2018)
March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm UTC+10
“Feeling like a Guillermo del Toro film in particular, it’s thrilling to see such an original, mature story seek to fill its big heart with poetry” – RogerEbert.com
An indigenous language is in peril as its last two speakers (Evaristo and Isauro, 70’s) had a quarrel in the past and haven’t spoken to each other in over 50 years. Martín, a young linguist, will undertake the challenge to bring the old friends back together and convince them to once again talk to each other so he can obtain a recorded registration of the language and study it. However, 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.
“In the end, it’s enough for the two elderly characters to relive those memories and to find the appropriate words to say to one another after all these years — which, of course, the audience finds itself in the privileged position not only to witness, but to understand, courtesy of an intimate on-screen translation” — Variety, Peter Debruge