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.

Original title: Cocote English title: Cocote Country: Dominican Republic, Argentina, Germany, Qatar Languages: Spanish Length: 106min Production year: 2017 



Director/ Screenwriter

Born in Santo Domingo, 1985. 

He studied cinematography in Buenos Aires then later at Edinburgh College of Art where he started making experimental work. He has received his MFA in Film/Video at CalArts. During this period, he made an observational documentary which has been shown in festivals in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, including Tropical Uncanny at the Guggenheim, New York. His thesis, a feature-length essay ‘SANTA TERESA Y OTRAS HISTORIAS (2015) had its World Premiere at FID Marseille, where it won Georges de Beauregard’s Prize, after which it was selected for the TIFF, the New York International Film Festival, Viennale, the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, winning Best Latin American Film, also the First Film Award at Cinema Tropical Award 2016.


Vicente Santos (Alberto), Judth Rodríguez (Karina), Yuberbi de la Rosa (Patria), Pedro Sierra (Martine), Isabel Spencer (Chave), José Miguel Fernander (Policeman)



Director: Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias Screenwriters:  Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias DOP : Roman Kasseroller Editor:  Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias Sound design:  Nahuel Palenque Production Companies:  Guasabara Cine, Nabis Filmgroup, Pandora Film Produktion Producers: Fernando Santos Díaz, Lukas V. Rinner, Christoph Friedel




2017  Cocote - Locarno Film Festival

2015  Santa Teresa y Otras Historias -  FID Marseille, TIFF, NY IFF, Viennale, Mar del Plata

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