Directed by Jayro Bustamante
Accused of the genocide of Mayan people, retired general Enrique is trapped in his home by massive protests. Abandoned by his staff, the indignant old man and his family must face the devastating truth of his actions and the growing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. Acclaimed filmmaker Jayro Bustamante presents an urgent and frightening reimagining of the iconic Latin American fable. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
In this bold new vision of La Llorona, a retired war criminal believes a wrathful supernatural force is targeting him.
Cast: María Mercedes Coroy, Margarita Kenefic, Sabrina de la Hoz, Julio Diaz
Beautiful and sad reimagining of the urban legend, realistic and grim, portraying how humans can be much scarier than a vengeful spirit. All the acting is on point, excellent cinematography, especially for a small budget indy film. I really like the fact that this film is foreign, it’s a huge achievement to have La Llorona be portrayed the way her story was supposed to be — by people who created her story from the very beginning. This film has a soul, a purpose and a heart.
One of the most haunting movies I've seen. Elegant depiction of the ways that war and atrocity always come home.
clever art-movie about horror. La Llorona is asking the viewer who/what is more dreadful, the genocide, his wife or the (stereotyped) maid? Ultimately, horror is not found in fiction but in (passive) accomplices, and it prevails in (ignored) historical events.
It was not great.
Not what I was expecting, was not scary at all.