COCOTE

Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias

Dominican Republic, Argentina, Germany, Qatar 106 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

Alberto, an evangelical gardener, returns to his hometown to attend his father’s funeral, killed by an influential man. To mourn the deceased, he is forced to participate to religion celebrations that are contrary to his will and beliefs.

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Director

Nelson Carlos de los Santos

(Santo Domingo, 1985) He studied cinematography in Buenos Aires then later in Edinburgh College of Art, where he started making experimental work. During this period, he made an observational documentary. His thesis, a feature-length essay film Santa Teresa y otra historias had its world premiere at FIDMarseille, after which it was selected for the TIFF and the New York International Film Festival, among others.

Filmography:  Cocote (2017), Santa Teresa y otras historias (2015)

Nelson Carlos de los Santos

Film information

Director: Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias
Script: Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias
Contact: Luxbox
With: Vicente Santos, Judith Rodríguez, Yuberbi de la Rosa, Pedro Sierra, Isabel Spencer, José Miguel Fernández
Country: Dominican Republic, Argentina, Germany, Qatar
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 106 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2018

Awards

Signs of Life Award in Locarno | Best Latin-American Film in Mar del Plata