La llorona, by Jayro Bustamante

Official Selection

Original title: La llorona
Year: 2019
Running time: 97 min.
Country: Guatemala
Director: Jayro Bustamante
Screenwriter: Jayro Bustamante
Music: Pascual Reyes
Cinematography: Nicolas Wong
Cast: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Julio Diaz, Juan Pablo Olyslager, Ayla-Elea Hurtado, María Telón, Margarita Kénefic
Producer: Co-production Guatemala-France; La Casa de Producción, Les Films du Volcan, El Ministerio de Cultura Y Deportes de Guatamala

Synopsis: 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…



La llorona, by Jayro Bustamante

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