Blu-ray

Ixcanul

Street Date:
January 17th, 2017
Movie Release Year:
2015
Studio:
Kino
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama

Starring:

María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún

Director:

Jayro Bustamante

Plot Synopsis:

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 mesmerizing 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.

Supplements

  • Booklet essay by Lydia Ogwang
  • Making-of documentary
  • Trailer