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by Jayro Bustamante


With the words "If you cry, I'll kill you" ringing in their ears, Alma and her sons are in Guatemala's armed conflict. Thirty years later, a criminal case is brought against Enrique, a retired general who oversaw the genocide. But he's acquitted through a mistrial and 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. His wife and daughter believe he's having bouts of Alzheimer's-related dementia. Little could they suspect that their new housekeeper, Alma, is there to mete out the vengeance the trial did not.

international title: La llorona
original title: La llorona
country: Guatemala, France
sales agent: Film Factory Entertainment
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Jayro Bustamante
film run: 97'
release date: FR 22/01/2020
screenplay: Jayro Bustamante
cast: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kénefic, María Telón Soc, Juan Pablo Olyslager, Ayla-Elea Hurtado
cinematography by: Nicolás Wong Diaz
film editing: Jayro Bustamante, Gustavo Matheu
art director: Sebastián Muñoz
music: Pascual Reyes
producer: Jayro Bustamante, Gustavo Matheu
co-producer: Georges Renand, Marina Peralta
production: Les Films du Volcan, La Casa de Producción (GT)
backing: Aide aux cinémas du monde (FR), INGUAT (GT), Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes de Guatemala (GT)
distributor: ARP Sélection, Atera Films
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