Feature Narrative Competition | 97 min | 2019


Watch Trailer

About the Film


Enrique, a retired general who oversaw the genocide in Guatemala 30 years ago, is now presented with a mysterious criminal case. He believes that the spirit of La Llorona (The Weeping Woman) is unleashed to wander the world like a lost soul amongst the living. At night, he hears her wailing, but his wife and daughter believe that he is experiencing attacks of Alzheimer's-related dementia. The film, based on a classic Latin American fable, will premiere at the 16th edition of the Giornate degli Autori (Venice Days).

Film Info

Section Feature Narrative Competition
Year 2019
Length 97 min
Language Spanish, Mayan-Caqchickel, Mayan-Ixil with subtitles in English and Arabic
Country Guatemala, France

Film Credits

Director Jayro Bustamante
Screenplay Jayro Bustamante
Cinematography Nicolás Wong
Music Pascual Reyes
Editing Jayro Bustamante, Gustavo Matheu
Producer Jayro Bustamante, Gustavo Matheu
Production Company La Casa de Producción, Les Films du Volcan, El Ministerio de Cultura Y Deportes de Guatamala
Sound Design
Sound Eduardo Cáceres Staackmann
Cast María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kénefic, Juan Pablo Olyslager, María Telón

Film Contacts

Directed by: Jayro Bustamante