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La Llorona

  •   Jayro Bustamante
  •   Guatemala, France
  •   Cinemas of the Americas, International Competition

Thrilling and deeply moving, this reimagining of the legend of La Llorona transplants the ghost tale of the Weeping Woman to modernday Guatemala. General Enrique Monteverde has been acquitted on technicalities after being found guilty of atrocities committed during the Civil War years earlier. Following his release, the general and his family are haunted by the spectacle of angry protesters on the streets and the specter inside their home.

“This taut, accomplished film recounts a dark episode in Guatemala’s history as a suspense-laden ghost story based on a myth deeply rooted in indigenous Latin American culture.”
-Screen Daily

Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Actor Sabrina De La Hoz


International Competition Program Patron

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Film Sponsors

Logo: Unifrance 182x100

Event Information

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  •   96 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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