Straight from Venice comes an audacious thriller from Guatemala. Starting with the historic trial against former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, who stands accused of genocide, director Jayro Bustamante (TREMORS) mixes real life events with Mayan mythology and magic realism with horror elements, in this stunning and intensely suspenseful film. Centering on the general’s family, the film portrays a society marked by deeply racist and sexist structures, led by the highly capable actors known from Bustamante’s IXCANUL (BIFF 2015).
Guatemala / Frankrike / 2019/ 1 t. 36 min.
María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Julio Díaz Margarita Kénefic, Juan Pablo Olyslager, María Telón
A daring, stylish thriller based on a truly hellish regime