'I Dream In Another Language'
(Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, José Manuel Poncelis, Eligio Meléndez, et al / DVD / NR / (2017) 2018 / Film Rise - MVD Visual)
Overview: An indigenous language is in peril as its last two speakers (Evaristo and Isauro, 70's) had a quarrel in the past and haven't spoken to each other in over 50 years. Martín, a young linguist, will undertake the challenge to bring the old friends back together and convince them to once again talk to each other so he can obtain a recorded registration of the language and study it.
DVD Verdict: However, and given that incisive forward, hidden in the past, in the heart of the jungle, lies a secret concealed by the language that makes it difficult to believe that the heart of Zikril will beat once again.
'I Dream In Another Language' follows the aforementioned Martin, a man who is very interested in trying to preserve this rapidly dying language in the very photogenic San Isidro area of Mexico.
At the start there are only three people in the world who speak this particular dialect, and so Martin, the linguist, tries his best to record what he can of it; and possibly try and learn a handful of words himself to try and keep the language alive.
As for the remaining people who make up the last people on Earth who speak this language, well, they are former best friends who have not spoken to one another in over 50 years! Holding a HUGE grudge against one another for reasons that will eventually be made clear during the course of the film, it will make you think twice about any one in your life that you've done the very same thing to, trust me!
Meanwhile, our leading man ends up starting a relationship with the granddaughter/caretaker of one of these two men, and the two of them plot together to try and unite these two former friends. In a plan to try and preserve what they can of the dying-out language, it's a cute enough premise; and as a backdrop to a love story for the linguist and the granddaughter, it's actually not a half bad love story either. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:85.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.