María, a young 17 year old mayan girl, lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation on the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her. Although Maria dreams of going to the “big city”, her condition as an indigenous woman does not permit her to change her destiny. Later on, a snake bite forces her to go out into the modern world where her life is saved, but at what price...
CAST & CREW
Marina Peralta, Pilar Peredo, Edgard Tenembaum, Jayro Bustamante
Director of Photography
Luis Armando Arteaga
Julien Cloquet, Eduardo Cáceres Staackmann, Beatrix Moersch
María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo, Marvin Coroy
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Trained as a director in Guatemala, Paris and Rome. Bustamante's short films have been awarded prizes in several festivals. The most recent, Cuando Sea Grande, debuted at the Clermont Ferrand Festival where it won the CNC quality award, and was broadcast on French, Swedish and Dutch television. His script, El Escuadron De La Muerte was selected in the San Sebastian, Guadalajara, Cartagena, Biamitz, Amiens and NALIP film festivals. Ixcanul is his feature film.
Cuando sea grande (2012, short), Ixcanul (2015).