La Llorona

2019

La Llorona

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With the words "If you cry, I'll kill you" ringing in their ears, Alma and her sons are murdered in Guatemala's armed conflict. Thirty years later, a criminal case is brought against Enrique, a retired general who oversaw the genocide. But he's acquitted through a mistrial and the spirit of La Llorona is unleashed to wander the world like a lost soul amongst the living. At night, Enrique starts to hear her wailing. His wife and daughter believe he's having bouts of Alzheimer's-related dementia. Little could they suspect that their new housekeeper, Alma, is there to mete out the vengeance the trial did not.

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  • A solemn and gripping tribute to real-life atrocities.

    January 31, 2020 | Full Review…
  • "La Llorona" is a quiet movie that shudders with spiritual trauma.

    January 27, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • A haunting evocation of revenge and suspense.

    September 30, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A nervy alternative horror film in which political ghosts of the past mingle with more uncanny phantoms, it ought to be the filmmaker's most widely distributed work to date.

    September 16, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Variety
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  • A purposefully somber cry for amends and acknowledgement permeated in phantasmagoric allure.

    September 15, 2019 | Full Review…

    Carlos Aguilar

    TheWrap
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  • By utilizing the Weeping Woman folklore for La Llorona as his statement on post-colonialism in Guatemala, Bustamante serves up a cinematic reckoning with his latest film.

    March 2, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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