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Ixcanul

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Directed by Jayro Bustamante
Guatemala, France, 2015
Drama
      Spanish
      English

Synopsis

María, a seventeen-year-old Mayan girl, lives on the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her, but her suitor must first spend several months working in the city. It is a world María knows nothing of, but is forced to grapple with when problems arise.

Our take

Due to the rarity of films coming out of Guatemala, Ixcanul made a sensation when premiering at the Berlinale, where it won the Silver Bear. A young Indigenous woman is the center of this visually hypnotic, emotionally subdued and strikingly poignant film, slowly burning until its final eruption.

Synopsis

María, a seventeen-year-old Mayan girl, lives on the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her, but her suitor must first spend several months working in the city. It is a world María knows nothing of, but is forced to grapple with when problems arise.

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IxcanulDirected byJayro Bustamante
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
2015 | Winner: Alfred Bauer Award

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