Ixcanul (En)

Ixcanul

Chosen in: 

International title: 

Ixcanul

Original version: 

Espagnol

First movie: 

Premier film

Director: 

Jayro Bustamante

Country: 

  • Guatemala

Year: 

2014

Length: 

90 min

Scriptwriter: 

Jayro Bustamante

Editor: 

César Díaz

Director of photography: 

Luis Armando Arteaga

Actors: 

María Mercedes Croy, María Telón, Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo, Marvin Coroy

Brief synopsis of the project: 

María, a 17 year-old Mayan Kaqchikel girl, lives with her parents in a coffee plantation on the side of an active volcano in Guatemala. She is awaited by an arranged marriage she doesn’t want but can’t escape. Despite being an Indian woman, María will try to change her fate. However, a complication with her pregnancy forces her to set out and look for a hospital: the modern world she had always dreamt of will save her life, but at too high a price.

Director's biography: 

Jayro Bustamante’s short films have earned accolades at several festivals. The most recent, Cuando sea grande, premiered at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival in 2012, where it landed the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée) quality award and was aired on television networks in France, Sweden and the Netherlands. Ixcanul is his first feature. His film project, El escuadrón de la muerte, was selected for the I Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum at the San Sebastian Festival (2012).

Filmography: 

2015 - Ixcanul - LM - director et writer
2012 - Cuando sea grande - CM - director et writer
2012- El escuadrón de la muerte - director