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Fictiefilm / 2019 / duration: 1:36 / Guatemala / director: Jayro Bustamante / Cast: Maria Mercedes Coroy, Margarita Kénefic, Sabrina de la Hoz, Julio Díaz, María Telón,e.a. / Spoken languages: Spaans / Subtitles: Dutch, French

With the words "If you cry, I'll kill you" ringing in their ears, Alma and her sons are murdered 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.

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"It's a singular piece of filmmaking, one that deals with the ugly and painful history of Guatemala in a new, fresh way." - Film Inquiry






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Fictiefilm / 2019 / duration: 1:36 / / Guatemala director: Jayro Bustamante / Cast: Maria Mercedes Coroy, Margarita Kénefic, Sabrina de la Hoz, Julio Díaz, María Telón,e.a. / Spoken languages: Spaans / Subtitles: Dutch, French

With the words "If you cry, I'll kill you" ringing in their ears, Alma and her sons are murdered 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.