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Ixcanul (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 November 2015 (France)
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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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Jayro Bustamante
23 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
María Mercedes Coroy ... María
María Telón ... Juana
Manuel Antún Manuel Antún ... Manuel
Justo Lorenzo Justo Lorenzo ... Ignacio
Marvin Coroy Marvin Coroy ... El Pepe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Martínez Fernando Martínez ... Policia
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Storyline

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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The exploits of a simple rural existence.

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Drama

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Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

Mala Mujer
[from the albumLos Mejores Éxitos Bailables Vol. 2. Música de Guatemala"]
Performed by Fidel Funes Y Su Marimba Orquesta
Written by Fidel Funes
Published by Edifosa
Courtesy of Difosa
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Exceptional naturalism
14 September 2020 | by mmaggianoSee all my reviews

Ixcanul is a practically flawless work of naturalistic cinema. Much has been said about the cutural specifics of the film, but not enough about Ixcanul as an argument for the vitality of naturalism, in an era that has been blinkered with frivolous spectacle. The movie treats its audience as adults, never telling them what to think or feel. It's beautifully lit and composed, subtle, thorny and complex. If you can find nothing engaging here, it's hardly the fault of the film.


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Country:

Guatemala | France

Language:

Maya | Spanish

Release Date:

25 November 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Guatemala See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$295,157

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$594,836
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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