Cine Latino

Title Conditional: Ixcanul

Directed by Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala, 2015)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm | 105 North Gate Hall

Image from "Ixcanul." (Image courtesy of Kino Lorper.)
Image from "Ixcanul." (Image courtesy of Kino Lorber.)

Fusing fact and fable, Ixcanul tells the gripping story of María, a 17-year-old Mayan (Kaqchikel) girl who lives and works on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano in Guatemala. The film explores tensions between Maria’s desire to control her destiny and her commitment to family and traditional rituals. Ixcanul was Guatemala’s Oscar selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. 93 minutes, Spanish with English Subtitles.

Trailer for the film

“A transporting, hypnotically beautiful debut feature from Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante.” – Scott Foundas, Variety

This event is free and open to the public. No ticket required.