Director: Jayro Bustamante

La Casa de Producción
Les Films do Volcan

Genre: Drama

Duration: 93 minutes

Language: Spanish, Maya-Caqchickel, Maya-Ixil

Year: 2019

Country: Guatemala, France

Premiere: Soon


With the words “If you cry, I’ll kill you” ringing in their ears, Alma and her sons are murdered in Guatemala’s armed conflict. Thirty years later, a criminal case is brought against Enrique, a retired general who oversaw the genocide. But he’s acquitted through a mistrial and the spirit of La Llorona is unleashed to wander the world like a lost soul amongst the living. At night, Enrique starts to hear her wailing. His wife and daughter believe he’s having bouts of Alzheimer’s-related dementia. Little could they suspect that their new housekeeper, Alma, is there to mete out the vengeance the trial did not. Premiered at Venice Film Festival (Giornati degli autori).


Giornate deli Autori

Toronto Internacional Film Festival

SSIFF – Horizontes Latinos Section