English / Engelsk
I Dream in Another Language
Sueño en otro idioma
Zikril is a dying language. Only two elderly men, Isauro and Evaristo, keeps the language alive. Linguist Martin arrives in the village to study the language, something that is revealed to be a challenge when Isauro and Evaristo simply denies to speak to one another. The two were best friends at a young age, but their friendship ended when a woman came between them. But was this the actual reason for the 50 years of silence that followed? In the midst of the Mexican jungle Martin and Evaristo’s granddaughter has to solve a lifelong conflict before it is too late.
I Dream in Another Language tells two magical-realist love stories deep in the steaming Mexican jungle, and is Contreras most ambitious work to date. A mysterious reflection on the power that lies in a language, and in love. The film has received awards around the world, among them the Audience Award at Sundance.