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- Director: Jayro Bustamante
- Guatemala, France / 2019 / H264 / Colour / 93’ / Spanish, Mayan-Caqchickel, Mayan-Ixil; Turkish s.t.
- Screenplay: Jayro Bustamante, Lisandro Sánchez
- Director of Photography: Nicolás Wong
- Editing: Jayro Bustamante, Gustavo Matheu
- Original Music: Pascual Reyes
- Cast: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Julio Díaz Margarita Kénefic, Juan Pablo Olyslager, Ayla-Elea Hurtado
- Producer: Jayro Bustamante, Gustavo Matheu, Georges Renand, Marina Peralta
- Production Co.: La Casa de Producción, Les Films du Volcan
- World Sales: Film Factory
2019 Venice Best Film–Venice Days, FEDEORA Prize–Venice Days
2019 Bergen Cinema Extraordinaire
2019 Kolkata Best International Film
This magical realist suspense from Guatemala tells of the country’s unhealed wounds, drawing inspiration from Latin American dark tales. The Guatemalan civil war, which started in 1960 and lasted 36 years, resulted in the death of 250,000 people and the disappearance of 40,000. By narrating the prosecution of General Enrique Monteverde, a military officer responsible for this slaughter, La Llorona seeks for justice, in the shape of a vengeance carried out by a ghost made of the same substance as tales. The film works as an invitation, for both General Enrique, whose life, being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer, is wearing out, and the viewer to remember the lost children and to face the systematic violence of the past. La llorona was decalred as Guatemala’s Oscar nominee.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.