Showtimes and Locations
Title: Ixcanul/Volcano/Ixcanul, Volcán
- Saturday October 8, 7:00 p.m. Muhammad Ali Center
- Introduction: Prof. Avery Kolers, Department of PhilosophyThursday, October 27, 5:00 p.m. Floyd Theater
Director(s): Jayro Bustamante
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles
Type: Full length feature film
Length: 92 minutes.
Rating*: NR. V, N, S.
V includes violence | L includes strong language | N includes nudity | S includes sex
Presented as part of The Spanish Film Club series with the support Pragda, and the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, Spain-USA Foundation. Special thanks to the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.
Presented in collaboration with Al Día en América Spanish Newspaper.
GUATEMALA’S OFFICIAL ENTRY TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS®
Maria, a 17-year-old Mayan girl, lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation in the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala.
An arranged marriage awaits her: her parents have promised her to Ignacio, the plantation overseer. But Maria doesn’t sit back and accept her destiny.
Pepe, a young coffee cutter who plans to migrate to the USA becomes her possible way out. Maria seduces Pepe in order to run away with him, but after promises and clandestine meetings, Pepe takes off, leaving her pregnant, alone and in disgrace. There’s no time to lose for Maria’s mother, who thinks abortion is the only solution. Yet despite her mother’s ancestral knowledge, the baby remains, “destined to live.”
But destiny has more in store for Maria: a snakebite forces them to leave immediately in search of a hospital. The modern world Maria has so dreamt about will save her life, but at what price…
Synopsis from From Pragda, Spanish Film Club promotional site.