Director
Jayro Bustamante

Filmography
(selected)
2006 Todo es cuestion de trapos (short)
2009 Usted (short)
2010 Au détour des murs, les visages d’une cité (doc)
2011 Cuando sea grande (short)
2015 Ixcanul Volcano

Biography
His short films have earned accolades at several festivals. The most recent, Cuando sea grande, premiered at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival in 2012,where it landed the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée) quality award and was aired on television networks in France, Sweden and the Netherlands. Volcano is his first feature. His film project, El escuadrón de la muerte, was selected for the I Europe-Latin America Coproduction Forum at the San Sebastián IFF.

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Ixcanul Volcano / Jayro Bustamante

María, a 17 year-old Mayan Kaqchikel girl, lives with her parents in a coffee plantation on the side of an active volcano in Guatemala. She is awaited by an arranged marriage she doesn't want but can't escape. Despite being an Indian woman, María will try to change her fate. However, a complication with her pregnancy forces her to set out and look for a hospital. The modern world she had always dreamt of will save her life, but at too high a price.


Director:Jayro Bustamante
Script:Jayro Bustamante
Cinematography:Louis Armando Arteaga
Editing:César Díaz
Sound:Eduardo Cáceres
Music:Pascual Reyes
Costumes:Sofia Lantán
With:María Mercedes Coroy (María), María Telón (Juana), Manuel Antún (Manuel), Justo Lorenzo (Ignacio)
World Sales:Film Factory Entertainment Barcelona, Spain +34 93 3684608 info@filmfactory.es
Distribution in Greece:Seven Films/Spentzos Film, Irini Papadaki T. +30 210 3839463 spentzos@otenet.gr. www.spentzosfilm.gr
Production Design:Pilar Peredo
Producer:Marina Peralta, Pilar Peredo, Edgard Tenenbaum, Jayro Bustamante
Production:La Casa de Producción, Guatemala Τ.+502 5696 7174 lacasadeproduccion@gmail.com
Production Country:Guatemala-France
Co-production:Tu Vas Voir (France)
Format:DCP Color
Duration:91'
Production Year:2015
Awards:
Alfred Bauer Prize – Berlin IFF 2015, Germany
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Friday, November 13, 2015 - 20:30 | ID:746
FRIDA LIAPPA:Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 15:45 | ID:944
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