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Sueño en otro idioma (I Dream in Another Language)


Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic

Sunday, January 29, 2:15 p.m., The MARC Theatre, Park City
Best of Fest: Monday, January 30, 9:00 p.m., Sundance Resort Screening Room

Martin arrives in a remote Mexican village to record a dying, ancient indigenous language. He finds the last two speakers of the language, but they refuse to speak to each other because of a 50 year grudge.

Martin learns the surly Evaristo got into a fight with Isauro because they fell in love with the same woman. Now widowed, Evaristo continues to bitterly avoid the ailing Isauro. Martin and Evaristo’s granddaughter, Lluvia, work to convince the men to reconcile. Perplexed by their intensity when they meet, Martin realizes there is more to the story, and Lluvia finally reveals the secret behind the men’s entanglement. As Isauro’s health declines, Evaristo struggles to come to terms with his feelings, and strange bird calls from deep inside the jungle begin to stir, evoking the mythical origin of their ancestors.

Distinctly enigmatic in tone, permeating the vibrations of the jungle’s enchantment through sound and cinematography, writer and director duo the Contreras brothers imaginatively use language and metaphor, and eternity over history to weave an unexpected and transcendental love story.

YEAR 2016

SECTION World Drama

COUNTRY Mexico/Netherlands

RUN TIME 101 min


SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles


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Artist Bio

Ernesto Contreras

Ernesto Contreras’s award-winning first film, Blue Eyelids (2007), screened at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world: the Cannes Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, and Sundance Film Festival. After the premiere of his documentary Seguir siendo: Café Tacvba, Contreras reappeared with the controversial The Obscure Spring. Contreras is now presenting his fourth feature, Sueño en otro idioma, which received Sundance Institute's Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award.