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COCOTE | Dir. Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias | 2017 | 72 min
Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias’ stunning award winning Cocote sheds an overdue cinematic spotlight on the Dominican Republic. In the film, Alberto (Vicente Santos) works as a private gardener in Santo Domingo. He learns that his father has died but when he returns to his hometown, he discovers that his father was instead killed by a powerful man. Alberto’s family wants revenge while Alberto doesn’t want to have anything to do with violence. He just wants to participate in the funeral rituals and return back. However, Alberto soon finds himself getting drawn into a simmering feud that is close to boiling over.

Cocote is a creative blend of fiction and documentary which effortlessly mixes different film stocks (colour, black and white) and contains different camera styles, including an immersive 360-degree pan. The end result is a scrumptious film that hails the arrival of an exciting new voice in international cinema!

Awards
Hamburg Film Festival 2017 - Nominated (Critics Award | Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias)
Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival 2017 - Nominated (Jaeger - LeCoultre Best Film Award, Best Film | Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias)
Locarno International Film Festival 2017 - Won (Signs of Life Section, Best Film | Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias)
Mar del Plata Film Festival 2017 - Nominated (Best Latin-American Film, Latin-American Competition | Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias)
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017 - Nominated (Horizons Award, Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias)

Cocote is the second selection in our CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA series.

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The CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA series showcases the best films from around the world made by rising masters and established auteurs. The series offers a rare chance to view critically acclaimed works by directors who are pushing the boundaries of cinema. Over the last three seasons, this series has screened works by directors from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Taiwan, UK and USA. This season, the series features critical works hailing from Thailand in November 2017 and from Korea, France, and Argentina in early 2018.

We look forward to seeing you there! With more news about our 11th Season being released every week, stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our Member Newsletter. We'd love to hear from you.


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