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.

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  • Director: Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Language: Spanish
  • Duration: 106 minutes
  • Year: 2017
  • Type: Feature Films

Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias

About the Director

Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias is a Dominican filmmaker. He studied at the Edinburgh School of Art and the California Institute of the Arts. His films include Pareces una carreta de esas que no la para ni lo’ bueye (13) and Santa Teresa y otras historias(15). Cocote (17) is his latest film.


BAM Rose Cinemas

Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Date: March 17 2019

Time: 4:15 pm