Le reve d'Alonso

Alonso's dream
by Danièle Lacourse, Yvan Patry Fiction Canada 2000 70'

Lay brother Alonso lives in a small village on the Chiapas plateau torn by the war between the Mexican government troops and the Tzotzil minority. One night he has a premonitory dream: he is forced to run away together with thousands of other Maya Indians, but manages to reach his family's village where he rescues 330 hostages of a paramilitary band. When he wakes up he has to face a sad reality: 45 inhabitants of a neighbouring village have been massacred. Alonso begins his quest for truth and justice together with Maria, a survivor of the slaughter, to honour the memory of his fellow citizens who died for independence.



Film submission

26° Festival


05 June - 11 June 2023

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