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Tremors (Marquee Presentation: Jayro Bustamante)

North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Jayro Bustamante

Country: France, Guatemala
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Temblores

Running Time: 107min
Film Year: 2019
Category: HBO Ibero-American Feature Film Award, Knight Marimbas Award, Marquee Series

In Guatemala City, the very ground the city is built on is fragile and unreliable for its people. It shakes and destroys at will, often with catastrophic results. Under these circumstances, Guatemalans hold strongly onto their faith, the only stable thing they have ever known. Pablo is no different, a good Catholic man who has visited church all his life and is faithful to his wife Isa and their two beautiful children. But when he meets Francisco, immediately falls for him, a sin in the eyes of his church and his family. As Pablo battles his own internalized homophobia, he has to deal with his surroundings’ disgust at this discovery, too: he loses his job, the right to see his children, the support of his community. Encouraged by Isa and their Pastor, he starts attending conversion therapy, and soon enough, everything seems to be going back to normal — that is, until the ground starts trembling again.

Following his award-winning tour-de-force Ixcanul, director Jayro Bustamante sets his sights on his native Guatemala once again to weave a delicate tale of deep-seated hatred and unwavering faith, where love is rejected and disowned if it doesn’t obey the laws of the church. A man risks losing his world to find himself, temblors much stronger than the ones in the ground threatening to turn his life and his faith to crumbles.



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Director: Jayro Bustamante
Producer: Edgard Tenembaum, Pilar Peredo, Jayro Bustamante, Gérard Lacroix, Alexandra Mallet-Guy, Olivier Père, Nicolas Steil
Screenwriter: Jayro Bustamante
Executive Producer: Gustavo Matheu
Production Company: Tu Vas Voir, La Casa de Producción, Memento Films, Iris Productions, ARTE France Cinéma

Cinematographer: Luis Armando Arteaga
Editor: Cesar Diaz

Cast: Juan Pablo Olyslager, Diana Bathen Evans, María Telón

Jayro Bustamante

Jayro Bustamante is a Guatemalan director. After studying film and screenwriting in France and Italy, respectively, he returned to his home country to direct the short “Cuando sea grande” (2012), and his feature film debut, Ixcanul (2015), which won him a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Tremors (2019), his latest featured, also had its World Premiere at the Berlinale.