Thursday, November 10 | 7:30 PM
Directed by Jayro Bustamante
2015 | 91 min. | Guatemala | Kaqchikel and Spanish with English subtitles
A mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable and a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel-speaking Mayans living on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters' customs and beliefs, the film chronicles a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people with unblinking realism.
Guatemala’s entry for the Oscar’s Best Foreign Film and winner of the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear.
Co-presented with Mil Milagros, a nonprofit that has served more than 3,300 children with early childhood development, nutrition, hygiene, and education programs in predominantly rural, indigenous Maya communities in Guatemala, which will sell Guatemalan handicrafts during the evening.
Part of the Boston Ibero-American Film Festival