La llorona

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Bustamante, Jayro, screenwriter,
Sanchez, Lisandro, screenwriter.
Matheu, Gustavo, film producer,
Renand, Georges, film producer.
Peralta, Marina, film producer.
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2022].
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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2022].
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (8 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)


General Note
Wide screen (2.39:1).
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
General Note
Special features: 2K digital master, approved by director Jayro Bustamante ; new interview with Jayro Bustamante ; documentary on the making of the film featuring interviews with cast and crew ; trailer ; new English subtitle translation ; an essay by journalist and novelist Francisco Goldman.
General Note
Accompanied by booklet containing an essay by journalist and novelist Francisco Goldman.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Nicolás Wong Díaz ; editing, Gustavo Matheu, Jayro Bustamante ; music, Pascual Reyes.
Mariá Mercedes Coroy, Margarita Kénefic, Sabrina De La Hoz, Julio Díaz, María Telón, Ayla-Elea Hurtado, Juan Pablo Olyslager.
A country's bloody history stains the present in the Guatemalan auteur Jayro Bustamante's transfixing fusion of folk horror and searing political commentary, inspired by the real-life indictment of the authoritarian Efraín Ríos Montt for crimes against humanity. A notorious, now aging former military dictator stands trial for atrocities committed against Guatemala's Maya communities. While battling legal repercussions and the people's demands for justice, he and his family are plagued by a series of increasingly strange and disturbing occurrences, seemingly brought on by an enigmatic new housekeeper. With a restraint that renders the film's shocks all the more potent, Bustamante crafts a chilling vision of a national reckoning with collective harms and the restless ghosts of a past that refuses to die.
System Details
DVD ; NTSC ; region 1 ; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround ; 2.39:1 widescreen.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
For private home use only.
Spanish, Ixil, and Kaqchikel dialogue with optional English subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bustamante, J., Sanchez, L., Matheu, G., Renand, G., Peralta, M., Coroy, M. M., Kénefic, M., Hoz, S. d. l., Diaz, J., Telón, M., Hurtado, A., Olyslager, J. P., Wong Díaz, N., Reyes, P., & Goldman, F. (2022). La llorona (Director-approved DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jayro, Bustamante et al.. 2022. La Llorona. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jayro, Bustamante et al.. La Llorona [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bustamante, Jayro,, et al. La Llorona Director-approved DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2022.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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