Tremors / Temblores
New York Premiere
Dir. Jayro Bustamante, Guatemala, France, and Luxembourg, 2019, 107 mins
In Guatemala, earthquakes (or tremors) can be a very common occurrence. TEMBLORES explores what happens to an affluent religious family as a rumbling rift symbolically tears them apart after patriarch Pablo (a revelatory Juan Pablo Olyslager) reveals that he’s been sustaining a loving relationship with another man. What follows is a tale of passionate romance, immense inner conflict, and devastating tragedy. Separated from his wife, his children, and his life of Evangelical tradition, Pablo initially finds a sense of freedom. But how long can he sustain this new and exciting life when he’s fired from his job and his religious creed begins to take over again? Filled with gorgeous and breathtaking cinematography, Olyslager leads a brilliant cast in this Berlinale standout from prominent award-winning auteur Jayro Bustamante (IXCANUL, LA LLORONA) that is sure to shake you to your core by its final frames.
Writer: Jayro Bustamante
Cast: Juan Pablo Olyslager, Mauricio Armas, Diane Bathen
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