La llorona / La Casa de Producción ; en coproducción con Les Films du Volcan presentan ; una película de Jayro Bustamante ; guión, Jayro Bustamante, Lisandro Sánchez ; productores, Jayro Bustamante, Gustavo Matheu, Georges Renand, Marina Peralta ; dirección, Jayro Bustamante.

Video/Projected medium
  • Spanish
  • Ikulu
  • Kaqchikel
Director-approved DVD special edition.
  • [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2022]
  • ©2022
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (8 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)


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Library of Congress genre(s)
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • polychrome rdacc
  • color
  • stamping rdapm
Summary note
A country's bloody history stains the present in the Guatemalan auteur Jayro Bustamante's transfixing fusion of folk horror and searing political commentary, inspired by the real-life indictment of the authoritarian Efraín Ríos Montt for crimes against humanity. A notorious, now aging former military dictator stands trial for atrocities committed against Guatemala's Maya communities. While battling legal repercussions and the people's demands for justice, he and his family are plagued by a series of increasingly strange and disturbing occurrences, seemingly brought on by an enigmatic new housekeeper. With a restraint that renders the film's shocks all the more potent, Bustamante crafts a chilling vision of a national reckoning with collective harms and the restless ghosts of a past that refuses to die.
  • Wide screen (2.39:1).
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
  • Special features: 2K digital master, approved by director Jayro Bustamante ; new interview with Jayro Bustamante ; documentary on the making of the film featuring interviews with cast and crew ; trailer ; new English subtitle translation ; an essay by journalist and novelist Francisco Goldman.
  • Accompanied by booklet containing an essay by journalist and novelist Francisco Goldman.
Creation/​Production credits
Director of photography, Nicolás Wong Díaz ; editing, Gustavo Matheu, Jayro Bustamante ; music, Pascual Reyes.
System details
DVD, region 1 NTSC, 2.39:1 widescreen; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; color.
Mariá Mercedes Coroy, Margarita Kénefic, Sabrina De La Hoz, Julio Díaz, María Telón, Ayla-Elea Hurtado, Juan Pablo Olyslager.
Language note
Spanish, Ixil, and Kaqchikel dialogue with optional English subtitles.
  • 1. Trial preparations
  • 2. Visions of danger
  • 3. The witnesses
  • 4. A verdict and its consequences
  • 5. Monteverde is discharged
  • 6. The new maid
  • 7. Searching for Sara
  • 8. A perverse encounter
  • 9. Family secrets
  • 10. Carmen's nightmares
  • 11. Alma's children
  • 12. Haunting crimes
  • 13. Cleansing the spirits
  • 14. Vengeance
  • 15. The funeral
  • 16. End credits
  • 17. Color bars.
Other title(s)
Llorona (Motion picture)
  • 9781681439884
  • 1681439883
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Universal Product Code
  • 715515278218
  • 00715515278218
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