La Llorona

Original title: La Llorona
Director: Jayro Bustamante
Cast: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic, Julio Diaz, María Telón, Juan Pablo Olyslager
Country: Guatemala, France
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 97
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: Film Factory Entertainment
Section: Panorama
Sponsors: Instituto Cervantes

Alma and her two sons are murdered during an armed conflict in Guatemala. Thirty years later, criminal proceedings open against Enrique, the retired general responsible for the genocide. However, he is acquitted through mistrial, and the spirit of the vengeful La Llorona returns among the living. When Enrique starts hearing her wailing at nights, he doesn't know that his new housekeeper, Alma, has come to avenge the injustice that the trial failed to punish.

Jayro Bustamante

The screenwriter and director was born in Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala. He studied directing in Paris and screenwriting in Rome. His feature debut Ixcanul captivated audiences as well as critics at numerous major international festivals, and his latest film La Llorona earned him awards at Venice IFF and San Sebastian IFF.

With support

Instituto Cervantes

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