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Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias República Dominicana, 2017

David MacGowan's rating of the film Cocote

Wonderful and original. I liked the out of focus set-ups, the continual references to animals (alive and dead), the cuts between colour and black and white, the music. Some images will stay with me for a long time, particularly the discussion with the policeman who describes the rape of his girlfriend in front of him, framed by a doorway to the blue. “Cocote” means “neck”, in terms of revenge, as in “chicken neck”.