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La Llorona (2019)

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With the words "If you cry, I'll kill you" ringing in their ears, Alma and her sons are murdered in Guatemala's armed conflict. Thirty years later, a criminal case is brought against Enrique, a retired general who oversaw the genocide. But he's acquitted through a mistrial and the spirit of La Llorona is unleashed to wander the world like a lost soul amongst the living. At night, Enrique starts to hear her wailing. His wife and daughter believe he's having bouts of Alzheimer's-related dementia. Little could they suspect that their new housekeeper, Alma, is there to mete out the vengeance the trial did not.

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3)

A haunting evocation of revenge and suspense.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

A nervy alternative horror film in which political ghosts of the past mingle with more uncanny phantoms, it ought to be the filmmaker's most widely distributed work to date.

September 16, 2019 | Full Review…
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A purposefully somber cry for amends and acknowledgement permeated in phantasmagoric allure.

September 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Jayro Bustamante's atmospheric film is a unique, inventive look at dictatorship and racism in war-torn Guatemala

January 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Bustamante's mixes styles to draw out the parallels between the folkloric and the literal ghost stories, and does it skillfully enough that the film never feels like it's talking at you.

January 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Bustamente, in both of his films last year, prefers subtle suggestion to overt statements.

January 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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