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