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Ixcanul (2015)

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On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María by her Kaqchikel parents.

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María
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Juana
Manuel Antún ...
Manuel
Justo Lorenzo ...
Ignacio
Marvin Coroy ...
El Pepe
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Fernando Martínez ...
Policia
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María, a seventeen-year-old Mayan (Kaqchikel) girl, lives on the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her, but her suitor must first spend months working in the city. It is a world María knows nothing of, but is forced to grapple with when problems arise.

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Drama

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Release Date:

25 November 2015 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ixcanul Volcano  »

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Opening Weekend:

$5,980 (USA) (19 August 2016)

Gross:

$290,880 (USA) (2 December 2016)
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2.35 : 1
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The film was selected as the Guatemalan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but was not nominated. See more »

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Quiero Amarte
[From the AlbumLa Pachanga"]
Performed by Leslie Medina y Sus Rivales
Composed by Elías Godoy Castillo
Published by Edifosa
Courtesy of Difosa
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Ixtanul
5 October 2016 | by (Florida, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Ixtanul is a very unique film in that it causes the viewers to question. This film essentially about a young girl named Maria, who prepares for her arranged wedding (set by her parents) as she overcomes unusual obstacles along the way. Although this film is slow and not very action-packed, it taught me a lot about Mayan culture and tradition in Guatemala. This film was unlike any film I have ever seen because of its mystery and lack of sound. There was almost no music in this film, which I thought was really interesting because it added uniqueness to the film. Also, the camera angles and shots were very different than most other films. Overall, this film taught me more about Guatemalan society than I have ever known.


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