La Llorona (2019)
First screened in October 2019
Director: Jayro Bustamante. Cast: Margarita Kenéfic, María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, María Telón, Julio Diaz, Ayla-Elea Hurtado, Juan Pablo Olyslager. Screenplay: Jayro Bustamante.

Twitter Capsule: Not exploitation, but not not. Reworks haunting tropes in gutsy, tonally nimble ways to confront post-genocidal trauma.

VOR:   Generic hybrid serves dramatic purposes: are the characters mired in history or drifting through nightmare? Puts old myths to new ends.



Photo © 2019 La Casa de Producción/Les Films du Volcan

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+


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