I Dream in Another Language (2017)

I Dream in Another Language (2017)

A subtle drama from Mexico about the last two people who speak an indigenous language

7.0

Movie

Mexico, Netherlands
Spanish
Drama, Fantasy
2017
ERNESTO CONTRERAS
Eligio Meléndez, Fátima Molina, Gabriela Cartol
101 min

What it's about

An indigenous language is in peril, as its last two speakers had a quarrel in the past and haven't spoken to each other in over 50 years. Martín, a young linguist, will undertake the challenge of bringing the old friends back together and convincing them to speak once again so he can obtain a recorded registration of the language and study it.

The take

An indigenous language is dying, and the last two people who speak it have not spoken to each other in 50 years. In this calm drama from Mexico, linguists are sent to try to get them to talk so they can document the language. 

The story goes that two men have stopped talking because they fell in love with the same woman, so there is a romance wrapped neatly within the linguistic story. What truly steals the show, however, is the breathtaking nature in which it's all set - the stunning region of Chiapas.

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