La Llorona


Alma, a Maya Kaqchikel woman, is victimized by military commander Enrique during the war in Guatemala. Thirty years later, he is tried and condemned for crimes against humanity, but then absolved by a higher court. Alma comes back to the world of the living as La Llorona, the Weeping Woman, determined to have justice by her own means.

Genre: Drama, suspense

Length: 97 minutes

Year: 2019

Language: Spanish, Kaqchikel

Director: Jayro Bustamante

Writers: Jayro Bustamante and Lisandro Sánchez

Producers: Jayro Bustamante, Marina Peralta, Georges Renand and Gustavo Matheu

Cast: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina de La Hoz, Julio Díaz, Margarita Kénefic, Ayla-Elea Hurtado, María Telón

World premiere: 2019 Venice Film Festival, Italy

Coproduction: Guatemala: La Casa de Producción; France: Les Films Du Volcan


28 awards and 60 nominations in international festivals

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