Latin American Film Series: "Unrest, Distance, and the Future": "Ixcanul"

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. Spanish and Kaqchikel with English subtitles (91 min.)

This film is 3 of a 3-part series for PST:LA/LA in Santa Barbara

  1. Neighboring Sounds (October 12, 5:30 pm @ SBMA)
  2. Tempestad (November 9, 7 pm @ UCSB, Pollock Theater)
  3. Ixcanul (December 14, 5:30 pm @ SBMA)
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