Quemada-Diez’s “La jaula de oro” Wins Big at the Mumbai Film Festival

Diego Quemada-Diez’s first feature film continues earning acclaim around the world.

The Mexican writer/director’s La jaula de oro  won the Golden Gateway of India award in the international competition section for the best film from a debut director at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival.

La jaula de oro

The film, which centers on three teenagers trying to immigrate to the U.S. from Guatemala, was produced by Inna Payan, Luis Salinas and Edher Campos.

Salinas received the award from the international competition jury head, director Bruce Beresford.

It’s the latest award for Quemada-Diez’s film…

Earlier this month, the film won the Golden Eye for best film at the 9th Zurich International Film Festival. In all, La jaula de oro has earned more than a dozen international awards.

Meanwhile, this is the second year in a row that a Mexican film has won the top honor at the Mumbai Film Festival, after last year’s Aquí y alla (Here And There) — also revolving around immigration — by director Antonio Méndez Esparza triumphed.