Political drama wrapped in a paranormal horror.

5/12/2021

Alma and her children are brutally murdered during the Guatemala genoside. 30 years later when the general who ordered the killing is found not guilty in court for his war crimes, Alma (now La Llorona) returns to the land of the living to torment the general.

“La Llorona” was nominated for the Golden Globe awards last year as The Best International Feature for Guatemala. With his third full length feature director Jayro Bustamante has crafted a modern supernatural horror with the Mayan genocide as a backdrop. Many critics worldwide

have selected the film as one the best horror movies released in 2020, if not the best.

“Honestly, it was born more from a strategic point of view than a creative idea. The genocide in Guatemala is a topic my people don’t want to touch. They run away from it and just don’t want to talk about it. Because of that, I was looking for the best way to tell this story and I thought, What I have to do is insert the content of the story in a package people like, so that people want to see it because of the package in which it’s being delivered and they’ll get the themes

inside.” says Bustamante, the director and co-writer of the film.

The film is screened at Stockfish