The Golden Dream

La jaula de oro

108 mins
8.2 / 10 (449)


Juan, Sara, and Samuel flee from Guatemala towards the United States. On their journey they meet Chauk, a Tzotzil man who does not speak Spanish and has no official documents. They all believe they will find a better world beyond the USA-Mexico border but they run into a harsh reality.

MUBI's take

A protégé of Ken Loach, Spanish director Diego Quemada-Diez shares with him a social-realist critique of inequality. This electrifying and soulful debut looks at the migrant crisis through the intense camaraderie of three teenagers on the run, bursting the bubble on the American Dream.

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