Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias | Dominican Republic 2017,
106 minutes | 8:30pm, 23 July | Elizabeth Picture Theatres
Cocote feels more like a transmission than an exposition, with cinema the medium through which certain spirits speak. – Jay Kuehner, Cinema Scope
A rapturous crime fable set in the Dominican Republic, Cocote follows Alberto, a 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 as an Evangelical Christian. But as pressure mounts, he sees few ways out. Questions of faith, tradition and honour 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.
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Courtesy of Luxbox Films
Unrated 18 +