Ixcanul

When:
October 7, 2016 all-day
2016-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
2016-10-08T00:00:00-04:00
Ixcanul

Opening Saturday, October 8th

Saturday (10/8) 7:45 PM
Sunday (10/9) 2:00 PM
Wednesday (10/12) 6:30 PM
Thursday (10/13) 8:30 PM

Saturday (10/15) 5:30 PM
Sunday (10/16) 5:00 PM
Wednesday (10/19) 5:30 PM

The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters’ customs and beliefs, Ixcanul chronicles with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people.

“A fascinating blend of modernity and ritual. For those drawn to cinema from diverse origins, IXCANUL is a delicious, strong brew.” – The Guardian

 
“Transporting, hypnotically beautiful. Downright Herzogian in its surfeit of physical detail, observed ritual and looming clash of civilizations.” – Scott Foundas, Variety
Guatemala’s entry: Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film
Winner Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival 2015
91 min. | Drama

Directed by: Jayro Bustamante
Starring: María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún

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