Director: Jayro Bustamante

Production:
La Casa de Producción
Les Films do Volcan

Genre: Drama

Duration: 97 minutes

Language: Spanish, Maya-Caqchickel, Maya-Ixil

Year: 2019

Country: Guatemala, France

Premiere: November 13th, 2020

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, Venice Film Festival, Italy, 2019)

– Best Film exaequo (Bergen International Film Festival, Norway, 2019)

– Audience Award – Latidoamericano Section – (Cineuropa, 2019)

– Best Feature (Kolkata International Film Festival, India, 2019)

– Audience Award (FILMAR en America Latina, Switzerland, 2019)

– International Press Award / Glauber Rocha, Special Jury Award, Best Sound (La Habana International Film Festival, Cuba, 2019)

– Knight MARIMBAS Award – Best Feature (Miami Film Festival, USA, 2020)

FILM FESTIVALS:

2019:

Giornate degli Autori (Venice Days) – Official Section – Italy

Toronto International Film Festival – Contemporary World Cinema – Canada

El Gouna International Film Festival – Feature Narrative Competetion – Egypt

SSIFF – Horizontes Latinos – Spain

Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival – World Cinema Special Screening – Turkey

Bergen International Film Festival – Cinema Extraordinaire – Norway

Zurich Film Festival – International Competition – Switzerland

BFI London Film Festival – Competition – UK

Gent International Film Festival – Official Competition – Belgium

Cinema Akil Dubai (Latin American film festival) – U.A.E.

Chicago International Film Festival – International Competition – USA

Sao Paulo Interational Film Festival – International Perspective – Brazil

Le Giornate Della Mostra del Cinema, Trento – Italy

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Sicilia – Italy

Tokyo International Film Festival – International Competition – Japan

Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Open Horizones – Greece

Cineuropa – Official Section “Latidoamericano”

Stockholm International Film Festival – Open Zone Competition – Sweden

Film from the South Festival – Norway

Kolkata International Film Festival – Innovage Inmovie Images – India

Peliculatina Film Festival – Cinéfilos – Belgium

FILMAR en América Latina – Switzerland

Pantalla Latina Switzerland

Movies on War Film Festival – Norway

Cartagena Film Festival – Spain

La Habana International Film Festival – Official Section – Cuba

2020:

Sundance Film Festival – Spotlight – USA

Global Dominican Film Festival – Dominican Republic

Bengaluru International Film Festival –  Contemporary World Cinema – India

Miami Film Festival – USA

Pyeongchang International Peace Film Festival – Spectrum – Korea

Mediterranean Film Festival Split – Out of Competition: Focus South America – Croatia

Quito International Film Festival – Closing Film – Ecuador

Latin American Film Focus Festival – Showcase – Denmark

MOTELX Lisbon International Horror Film Festival – Room Service – Portugal

Helsinki International Film Festival- Latin Film section – Finland

Praga International Film Festival – Panorama – Czech Republic