Ixcanul (DVD)

Directed by : Jayro Bustamante
Available Date : 01/17/2017
Release Year : 2015
Running Time : 91
UPC : 738329211806
Country : Guatemala, France
Language: Kaqchikel, Spanish
Subject : Latin American Studies, Film and Media Studies - Latin America, Humanities, Gender & Sexuality, Anthropology & Sociology, Women's Studies, Religion & Spirituality, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples Studies
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Ixcanul is the brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Mayans living on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. A memsmerizing fusion of fact and fable, this gorgeously photographed film is an immersive journey into its characters' customs and beliefs, chronicling with unblinking realism disappearing traditions and a disappearing people. One of the best-reviewed movies of 2016, Ixcanul was the first film Guatemala ever submitted for Best Foreign Film consideration at the Academy Awards.

Product Extras :

Booklet essay by Lydia Ogwang
Making-of Documentary

Publish Date : 2017-01-10
UV Canada Link : https://unobstructedview.com/ixcanul-kin21180-web.html
  • Jayro Bustamante - Director
  • Marvin Coroy - Actor
  • Justo Lorenzo - Actor
  • Manuel Antun - Actor
  • Maria Telon - Actor
  • Maria Mercedes Coroy - Actor


**** (Four stars) "A fascinating blend of modernity and ritual." -The Guardian

"A powerful and highly accomplished debut deserving recognition. Moreover, with its social realist focus on Guatemala’s contemporary Mayan population, it offers a portrait of a largely unseen community refreshingly free of exoticism (the remarkable unprofessional cast helped co-write the script). -Filmmaker Magazine

"Jayro Bustamante’s Ixcanul was a genuine discovery, as this is not only the director’s first feature, but also the first film made in the Kaqchikel Mayan language..." -Senses of Cinema

"Bustamante’s film is downright Herzogian (far more than Herzog’s own “Queen of the Desert”) in its surfeit of physical detail, observed ritual and looming clash of civilizations." -Variety


Guatemala's entry for the Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film

Winner Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival 2015

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