La Llorona

La Llorona
  • 2019
  • Guatemala
  • 1h 37min
  • Directed by: Jayro Bustamante
  • Cast: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic

An aging, unrepentant dictator and his female family members hide in their home while protestors amass outside.

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