A legend is coming to digital this March...
...RLJE Films has picked up select rights to director Jayro Bustamante's Golden Globe nominated film La Llorona and will be releasing the film digitally this March! Our own Jeffrey W. Hollingsworth called the film "an unmissable tale of a haunting cultural mythology and family tension." You can read his review here.
In La Llorona, written by Bustamante and Lisandro Sánchez:
"Indignant retired general Enrique finally faces trial for the genocidal massacre of thousands of Mayans decades ago. As a horde of angry protestors threatens to invade their opulent home, the women of the house – his haute wife, conflicted daughter, and precocious granddaughter – weigh their responsibility to shield the erratic, senile Enrique against the devastating truths behind being publicly revealed and the increasing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. Meanwhile, much of the family’s domestic staff flees, leaving only loyal housekeeper Valeriana until a mysterious young indigenous maid arrives."
The film stars María Mercedes Coroy (Ixcanul), Margarita Kenéfic (Aro Tolbukhin in the Mind of a Killer), Sabrina de la Hoz (Tremors), and Julio Diaz.
La Llorona comes to Digital HD on March 2nd from RLJE Films. You can also currently stream the film on Shudder. And if you're still not convinced to check it out, here's a list of awards that La Llorona has taken home:
Winner - Best Foreign Language Film - 2021 National Board of Review
Winner - Best Non-English Language Film - 2020 Boston Society of Film Critics
Runner-up - Best Foreign Language Film - 2021 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle
Runner-up- Best Foreign Language Film - 2021 New Mexico Film Critics
Nominee - Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language - 2021 Golden Globe® Awards
Nominee - Best Film Not in English Language - 2021 Online Film Critics Society
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film - 2021 San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film - 2020 Chicago Film Critics Association
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film - 2020 North Carolina Film Critics Association
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film - 2020 Houston Film Critics Society
Nominee - Best Horror Film - 2020 St. Louis Film Critics Association
Official Selection - Best International Feature Film - 2021 Academy Awards - Guatemala
Winner - Venice Days - Best Film - 2019 Venice Film Festival
By Matt Konopka