La Llorona

With the words “If you cry, I’ll kill you” ringing in their ears, Alma and her kids are murdered in Guatemal’s armed conflict. Thirty years later, a criminal case is brought against Enrique, a retired General who oversaw the genocide. When he’s acquitted through a mistrial 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. 

Awards

42 Award nominations there of 15 wins and more to come! La Llorona is taking the world by storm. Golden Globe nomination – Best foreign motion picture. Winner at Venice Film Festival, besti film and best director award. Just to name a few. 

Reviews

„La Llorona“ avoids the tropes of horror… Instead, this smart and elegant film feels like a languid bit of cinematic magical realism where strange things happen – and the real horror lies not in the supernatural but in the savage acts of men.” Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times

“…the most compelling thread of La Llorona is the women: what they’re thinking, what they’re finally confronting. In a way, it is to Bustamante’s great credit that it’s here that the movie seems to fall a little short—not because it doesn’t work, but rather because it made me crave so much more.” K. Austin Collins, Vanity Fair K

Tegund: Horror, Magic Realism

Leikstjóri: Jayro Bustamante

Ár: 2019

Lengd: 97 minutes

Land: Guatemala