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Film at Lincoln Center is proud to welcome Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante (Ixcanul, Temblores) to discuss his latest film La Llorona, which was awarded the Fedeora Award for Best Film at Venice Days last fall. The film, which is now available on Shudder, is a tale of horror and magical realism that reimagines the iconic Latin American fable as an urgent metaphor of Guatemala’s recent history and tears open the country’s unhealed political wounds to grieve a seldom discussed crime against humanity.

The conversation will be moderated by Carlos Aguilar, a film critic and novelist whose work has appeared on Los Angeles Times, Remezcla, Indiewire,, MovieMaker Magazine, Americas Quarterly, and Variety Latino.

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About the Film:
Indignant retired general Enrique finally faces trial for the genocidal massacre of thousands of Mayans decades ago. As a horde of angry protestors threatens to invade their opulent home, the women of the house—his haughty wife, conflicted daughter, and precocious granddaughter—weigh their responsibility to shield the erratic, senile Enrique against the devastating truths being publicly revealed and the increasing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. Meanwhile, much of the family’s domestic staff flees, leaving only loyal housekeeper Valeriana until a mysterious young Indigenous maid arrives. A Shudder release.