Friday, August 3 - Thursday, August 9, 2018

A rapturous crime fable set in the Dominican Republic, Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias’ Cocote follows Alberto, a kind-hearted 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 for him, an Evangelical Christian. But as pressure mounts, he sees few ways out. Questions of faith, tradition and honor 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.

“Rapturous… brings to life a universe that is at once strange yet pulses with familiar passions.” – Ela Bittencourt, Frieze

  • Country Dominican Republic
  • Language Spanish with English subtitles
  • Running Time 106 minutes
  • Director Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias
  • Writer Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias
  • Editor Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias
  • Cinematographer Roman Kasseroller
  • Cast Vicente Santos, Yuberbi de la Rosa, Judth Rodríguez

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