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The Weeping Woman (La Llorona): dir Jayro Bustamante (2019)

11 October @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

AED 52.50

The legend of La Llorona in Latin America is of a woman who was abandoned and became a wandering ghost weeping for her children; here it gets a uniquely Guatemalan twist, with a once feared but now frail general on trial for genocide. He is declared guilty but freed without punishment; then a mysterious young woman arrives to take a job in his household … Perhaps justice will be done.

The Weeping Woman is a powerful, sometimes surreal film that combines history and politics with myth and dreams; it shows how unresolved injustices haunt individuals and nation alike. Future generations are affected by the wounds the present generation ignores. The Weeping Woman was a winner at the Venice and San Sebastián film festivals this year.

In Spanish with English subtitles; screens again on 13 and 15 October. Shows in the Alternativo Latino season, a one-week celebration of Latin American cinema running 11-17 October at Cinema Akil.

Details

Date:
11 October
Time:
7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Cost:
AED 52.50
Event Category:
Website:
t.ly/9K0rl

Venue

Cinema Akil
Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
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Phone:
+971 58 524 6362
Website:
http://cinemaakil.com/