Ixcanul

Directed by Jayro Bustamante
2015 / 95 '
Produced by Tu Vas Voir
In coproduction with La Casa Production

María, a 17-year-old Kaqchikel Maya, lives with her parents on a coffee plantation at the foot of an active volcano. She is set to be married to the farm’s foreman. But María longs to discover the world on the other side of the mountain, a place she cannot even imagine. And so she seduces a coffee-harvester who wants to escape to the USA. When this man leaves her behind, María discovers her own world and culture anew.


Prix et Festivals

65th Berlin International Film Festival, Alfred Bauer Prize – AFI Fest – Art Film Festival, Best Film, Best Female Performance (Maria Telón) – Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema, Best film – Cartagena Film Festival, Best Film – FEST International Film Festival, Best debut – Ghent International Film festival – Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, Best Director – Jerusalem Film festival – Montreal Festival Of new cinema – San Sebastian International Film festival – Rotterdam International film festival.