Saturday, February 18, 2023

Golden Cage (2023) Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2023

 Golden Cage is a beautiful film. It’s a film whose final shots are utterly beautiful and heartbreaking.

The film is the story of a mother and son going to meet each other after years of not seeing each other on either side of the US/ Mexico border. Both are looking forward to the meeting and both are afraid that the other will not recognize them.

The end of this film is the very definition of bittersweet. It’s the film that is full of the happiness of a mother and son reconnecting in person and heartbreaking in how it occurs. It’s a film that had me talking to the screen in the best way.

I truly love this film. There is a simplicity to it that hides a brick.  This is a simple film with and emotional punch. It’s not flashy or showy or anything like that. It’s just a story that creeps up on you then pounces.

I can’t recommend this film enough.

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