La Llorona Guatemala's contender at the Oscars

LA LLORONA will represent Guatemala at the Oscars®

9 November, 2020

We are glad to announce LA LLORONA, by Jayro Bustamante, has been selected as Guatemala’s contender for the 2021 Oscars®!

Having made his name as a director who crafts works of great sensitivity and visual richness, Silver Bear-winning director Jayro Bustamante is back with LA LLORONA, a tale of horror and fantasy, ripe with suspense, and an urgent metaphor of Guatemalan recent history and its unhealed political wounds.

The film has also been pre-selected to represent Guatemala at Spanish Academy’s Goyas® and has participated in prestigious and widely-known festivals, including TIFF, San Sebastián, Sundance, Tokyo, BFI or Venice’s Giornate Degli Autori, where it won the 2019 Director’s Award.

The Oscars® shortlists announcement will take place on February 9, 2021.

Good luck!

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