Cocote



Viewer discretion advised; not recommended for minors. / No apta para menores.

103 min.

Dominican Republic, 2017


A rapturous crime fable set in the Dominican Republic, Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias’ Cocote follows Alberto, a kind-hearted gardener returning home to attend his father’s funeral. When he discovers that a powerful local figure is responsible for his father’s death, Alberto realizes that he’s been summoned by his family to avenge the murder. It’s an unthinkable act — especially for him, an Evangelical Christian. But as pressure mounts, he sees few ways out. Questions of faith, tradition and honor course through this electrifying film, which, seemingly at the speed of thought itself, jumps between film formats, colors, and aspect ratios, radically envisioning a community torn asunder by senseless violence. (http://grasshopperfilm.com/film/cocote/)


Un jardinero evangélico llamado Alberto regresa a su pueblo natal para asistir al entierro de su padre, asesinado por un hombre influyente. Para despedir al muerto, se verá obligado a participar en cultos religiosos contrarios a sus creencias actuales. Cocote explora los límites entre la ficción y la realidad; transitando entre el paisaje urbano y rural de la isla. En la repetición de ese pequeño pueblo, Alberto confronta a Dios y la idea del asesinato acecha como una solución para establecer un cierto orden.


Directed by / Dirigida por Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias

In Spanish with English subtitles / En español con subtítulos en inglés



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