Sundance 2020 Interview: Writer/Director Jayro Bustamante Discusses Blending Real-Life Horrors with a Supernatural Story for La Llorona

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One of my favorite films that I saw at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival was Jayro Bustamante’s La Llorona, a devastating and haunting exploration of the real-life horrors of genocide in Guatemala pitted against the mythology of La Llorona, the weeping woman who roams the Earth in search of children to claim as her own in the afterlife. While in Park City, Daily Dead spoke with Bustamante about the themes he confronts in his latest film project, why it made sense to make some changes to the lore of La Llorona for this story, and why sound was just as integral to him as the visual elements of La Llorona.

I really loved La Llorona. I just thought it was such an incredibly powerful statement about these ghosts from the past, and how do we reconcile things that the people that we love have done and end up letting go
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