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