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Cocote (2018)

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Alberto, an Evangelical Christian and gardener working in the city, returns to his hometown to attend the funeral of his father, who was killed by a powerful local figure. Asked to remain so as to take part in the traditional mourning rituals, he comes to understand that he is expected to avenge his father's murder.

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A kind of induced documentary that mixes fiction with reality, showing a different country from what can be seen in any tourist catalog... [Full Review in Spanish]

April 11, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Fans of fierce, challenging indigenous cinema rejoice. It's not every day that you see a film from and depicting the life in the Dominican Republic, let alone one as intriguing as Cocote.

April 3, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias builds a film with a tragicomic spirit, which deals with extreme problems without falling into solemnity, even managing a surprising dose of black humor and absurdity. [Full Review in Spanish]

April 3, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Nelson Carlo de Los Santos's first fiction feature is a dazzling collage of styles and approaches in which every scene feels different from the one that came before.

March 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

... a beautiful work that speaks of the unquestionable need of a people to tell their stories. [Full review in Spanish]

March 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The unclassifiable film befits, none too comfortably, the hard-to-classify subject.

February 21, 2018 | Full Review…

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