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THE WEEPING WOMAN

by Jayro Bustamante

synopsis

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: The Weeping Woman
original title: La llorona
country: Guatemala, France
sales agent: Film Factory Entertainment
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Jayro Bustamante
film run: 97'
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)
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