Jayro Bustamante finds inspiration at home but applies the filmmaking skills he learned in Paris and Rome. His feature debut "Ixcanul" ("Volcano") is only the second Guatemalan pic to vie for a…
The foreign-language film Oscar has introduced many significant international filmmakers to American audiences, but rarely has it alighted upon a wholly fresh talent: Only six first-time feature…
Jayro Bustamante's debut "Ixcanul," the flagship of a burgeoning Guatemalan cinema, continued its triumphant festival march, winning Official Fiction Competition best picture at Colombia's 55th…
MADRID — Described by Variety's Scott Foundas as "a transporting, hypnotically beautiful debut feature" and "downright Herzogian (far more Herzogian than Herzog's own 'Queen of the Desert'),"…
A young Mayan woman finds herself at a crossroads between the ancient and modern worlds in "Volacno," a transporting, hypnotically beautiful debut feature from Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante.
ARP Selection, one of France's major art film distributors, has taken distribution rights to France on Guatemalan Jayro Bustamante's debut "Ixcanul." Sold by Film Factory, "Ixcanul" world premieres…
MADRID – Ana Katz's anticipated "My Park Friend," Salvador del Solar's "Magallanes" and Jayro Bustamante's "Ixcanul" are three of the six titles that have made the cut for San Sebastian's 26th Films…