I Dream in Another Language

I Dream in Another Language
I Dream in Another Language

In a small mountain village in Vera Cruz, Mexico the last two living holders of the indigenous language of Zikril have not spoken a word to each other in over 50 years. As their language and culture slowly dies off around them, they hold fast to their grudge, oblivious to the calls of those around them to share their knowledge. When a young linguist arrives, the two men are forced to remember the painful memories that drove them apart.


Set against a stunning backdrop of the remote jungles of Mexico, an easy truce begins a series of devastating events neither man can control. A sensitive and thoughtful meditation on loss, grief and holding onto our past. With touches of magic realism, a sweeping love story that crosses lifetimes, and a depth that hums through every scene, I Dream in Another Language won Sundance's World Cinema Audience Award.


Languages have magic — dead or dying ones most of all — and some of that sorcery has made it onto the screen in the evocatively titled Mexican feature I Dream in Another Language - LA Times

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Unclassified 15+
Runtime: 100 mins
Year: 2017
Director: Ernesto Contreras
Producer: Monica Lago-Kaytis, John Lasseter, Bradford S. Simonsen, Clark Spencer
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Cast: Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, Eligio Meléndez, Manuel Poncelis, Fátima Molina, Norma Angélica, Mardonio Carballo, Juan Pablo de Santiago, Hoze Meléndez, Nicolasa Ortiz Monasterio, Mónica Miguel
Genre: Drama