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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.


Jayro Bustamante
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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


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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Guatemala | France


Maya | Spanish

Release Date:

25 November 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ixcanul Volcano See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,980, 19 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$290,880, 2 December 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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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ixcanul(kaqchikel for 'volcano');plethora of snakes in film,but the word serpiente not in title>>
29 August 2016 | by jwsanfranciscoSee all my reviews

Yes,I had to read the internet reviews to figure out the plot;& came in fully prepared to compare it to the last similar movie,'el Abraxo de la Serpiente',by Ciro Guerra,a more documentary-like,instructional film about the effects of 300 years of European colonialism on the indigenous Indians of the amazon rain forest. But strangely,the woman(very stoic looking Maria Mercedes Coroy,great actress)reminded me of the Mexican waif('Ride the Pink Pony',1946);excuse me,'RIde the Pink Horse', starring Robert Montgomery; about the small girl who keeps dogging this ex-GI,who lands in San Pablo,New Mexico determined to flush out a new York Mobster for squaring away past debts?both put in great performances;there was a lot of astrological/ mystical references in 'el Abraxo....',not as many in this movie,I wish there were more of those,but Juana(Telon) did call out a lot of references to beseeching blessings of earth,wind,water,volcano,or sacrifice a pig as offering to appease a long,dormant volcano, lest it explode w/ lava & havoc to the nearby villages, so as to bring good luck to her daughter's betrothel to the local coffee plantation owner.(in 'el Abraxo....' it was the local rubber plantation owners who were the villains in movie...)>>

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