World soundtrack awards
La Llorona
La Llorona - The Weeping Woman (2019)

director: Jayro Bustamante

composer: Pascual Reyes
With: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic, a.o.

duration: 97 minutes
Drama, Horror, War

Official Selection - In Competition

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In the presence of: Jayro Bustamante

Jayro's Bustamante's feature film is a semi-historical drama mixed with a splash of horror. La Llorona refers to an old Guatemalan urban legend of a woman who in a desperate wave of despair drowns her children in the river. Punished for her action, she is condemned to the fate of forever walking the line between heaven and earth, causing harm to everyone in her way. The legend is tied to the real repercussions of the gruesome Guatemalan civil war of the late 20th century that lead to the genocide of the country's Mayan population. Thirty years after the fact, ex-general Enrique Monteverde (Julio Diaz) is put on trial for his crimes. But after he collapses in the courtroom, he is allowed to vacate the premises without prosecution. As night falls on his mansion, the voices of protesters fizzle out, making way for a different, and altogether more frightening voice.

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Screening dates: La Llorona - The Weeping Woman

Kinepolis Gent
Special guests: Jayro Bustamante (Director)
Thu 10 Oct 2019 22:00 - 23:37 (97 min)
Kinepolis Gent
Special guests: Jayro Bustamante (Director)
Fri 11 Oct 2019 14:30 - 16:07 (97 min)
Kinepolis Gent Mon 14 Oct 2019 15:15 - 16:52 (97 min)

Credits

director: Jayro Bustamante
screenplay: Jayro Bustamante
producer: Jayro Bustamante, Gustavo Matheu
composer: Pascual Reyes
Editor: Jayro Bustamante, Gustavo Matheu
Cinematography: Nicolás Wong

production company: La Casa de Production
Distributor: Cinéart

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dialogue: Spanish
subtitles: Dutch/Eng subt.
country: Guatemala - France
year: 2019

Filmography

JAYRO BUSTAMANTE (1977): Cuando Sea Grande (2012, short), Ixcanul (2015), Temblores (2019), La Llorona (2019).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35

Other festival films by director Jayro Bustamante

2015:Ixcanul

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