The Golden Cage

Mexico, 2013г., 102 min


Diego Quemada-Diez

Three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala travel to the US in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn’t speak Spanish. Travelling together in cargo trains, walking on the railroad tracks, they soon have to face a harsh reality.

2013: Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard – A Certain Talent Prize
2013: Best Film award at the Saint Petersburg International Film Festival
2013: Best Director Award at the International Film Festival of Asian-Pacific countries “Pacific Meridian” in Vladivostok
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Diego Quemada-Diez

Born in Spain. Graduated from the American Film Institute. His short film, I WANT TO BE A PILOT (2006) received more than fifty international awards after displaying at The Sundance Film Festival. In 2010 he won one of the scholarships awarded by Cinéfondation, which enabled him to shoot his first feature film, THE GOLDEN CAGE.

Selected filmography

2013 The Golden Cage (La Jaula de Oro)

2011 I Want to be a Pilot (short)