Director: Jayro Bustamante

Production:
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

LA LLORONA

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).


AWARDS:

– Venice-days Award (Giornate degli Autori)

– Best Film exaequo (Bergen International Film Festival)

– Best Feature (Kolkata International Film Festival)

– Audience Award – Latidoamericano Section – (Cineuropa)

– Audience Award (FILMAR en America Latina)

2020:

Sundance Film Festival – Spotlight

2019:

Giornate degli Autori (Venice Days) – Official Section

Toronto International Film Festival – Contemporary World Cinema

El Gouna International Film Festival – Feature Narrative Competetion

SSIFF – Horizontes Latinos

Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival – World Cinema Special Screening

Bergen International Film Festival – Cinema Extraordinaire

Zurich Film Festival – International Competition

BFI London Film Festival – Competition

Gent International Film Festival – Official Competition

Cinema Akil Dubai (Latin American film festival)

Chicago International Film Festival – International Competition

Sao Paulo Interational Film Festival – International Perspective

Le Giornate Della Mostra del Cinema, Trento

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Sicilia

Tokyo International Film Festival – International Competition

Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Open Horizones

Cineuropa – Official Section “Latidoamericano”

Stockholm International Film Festival – Open Zone Competition

Film from the South Festival

Kolkata International Film Festival – Innovage Inmovie Images

Peliculatina Film Festival – Cinéfilos

FILMAR en América Latina

Pantalla Latina Switzerland

Movies on War Film Festival