IXCANUL (Volcano)

Ixcanul
Director
Jayro Bustamante
Cast
María Telón
María Mercedes Coroy
Genre
Drama
Duration
91 min
Nationality
Guatemala
France
Year
2015
Language
Kaqchikel
Production
Companies
La Casa de Producción
Tu Vas Voir
Theatrical
Release
25th November 2015

IXCANUL (Volcano)

Ixcanul

First-timer director Jayro Bustamante proves himself a true global up-and-comer with his Berlinale-Competition IXCANUL (VOLCANO). As touching as it is visually beautiful and impressively well performed, this Guatemala-France coproduction includes Edgard Tenembaum, producer of the acclaimed The Motorcycle Diaries.

María, a young 17 year old mayan girl, lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation on the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her. Although Maria dreams of going to the “big city”, her condition as an indigenous woman does not permit her to change her destiny. Later on, a snake bite forces her to go out into the modern world where her life is saved, but at what price…

Director
Jayro Bustamante
Cast
María Telón
María Mercedes Coroy
Genre
Drama
Duration
91 min
Nationality
Guatemala
France
Year
2015
Language
Kaqchikel
Production
Companies
La Casa de Producción
Tu Vas Voir
Theatrical
Release
25th November 2015