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by Jayro Bustamante


Maria, a 17 year old Mayan woman, lives on the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her. Although Maria dreams of seeing 'the city', her status as an indigenous woman does not allow her to go out into that 'modern world'. Later, during a pregnancy complication, this modern world will save her life, but at what price

international title: Ixcanul Volcano
original title: Ixcanul
country: Guatemala, France
sales agent: Film Factory Entertainment
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Jayro Bustamante
film run: 100'
release date: IT 11/06/2015, BE 11/2015
screenplay: Jayro Bustamante
cast: María Mercedes Croy, María Telón Soc, Manuel Manuel Antún
cinematography by: Luis Armando Arteaga
film editing: Cesar Diaz
art director: Pilar Peredo
costumes designer: Sofia Lantan
producer: Jayro Bustamante, Inés Nofuentes, Marina Peralta, Pilar Peredo, Edgard Tenembaum
production: Tu Vas Voir, La Casa de Producción (GT)
distributor: Cinéart


main awards/selection

Berlinale 2015In competition
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2015
Horizontes Latinos
Arras Film Festival 2015 

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