Fusing fact and fable, Ixcanul tells the gripping story of María, a 17-year-old Mayan (Kaqchikel) girl who lives and works on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano in Guatemala. The film explores tensions between Maria’s desire to control her destiny and her commitment to family and traditional rituals. Ixcanul was Guatemala’s Oscar selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. 93 minutes, Spanish with English Subtitles.
“A transporting, hypnotically beautiful debut feature from Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante.” – Scott Foundas, Variety