Jayro Bustamante’s “Temblores” Opens 11/29
“A magnificently unflinching film from
a master director in the making.”
—Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap
There are any number of movies about gay men trying
to liberate themselves from the long shadow of heteronormative oppression… but few have been told
with the extraordinary nuance or compassion
of Jayro Bustamante’s Temblores.“
–Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
A film by Jayro Bustamante
2019, 107 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
In this deeply personal followup to his landmark debut Ixcanul, Jayro Bustamante shifts his focus from rural Guatemala to the denizens of Guatemala City but once again sets his sights on an individual caught between two seeming irreconcilable worlds.
When handsome and charismatic Pablo arrives at his affluent family’s house everyone is eagerly awaiting the return of their beloved son, devoted father and caring husband. A seemingly exemplary pillar of Guatemala City’s Evangelical Christian community, Pablo’s announcement that he intends to leave his wife for another man sends shock waves through the family. As Pablo tries to acclimate to his new life in the city’s gay subculture with the liberated Francisco, his ultra-religious family does everything in its power to get their prodigal son back on track, no matter the cost.
Opens Friday, November 29
34 West 13th Street, New York City / (212) 255-2243
Daily shows at 12.30pm, 2.45pm, 5pm, 7:15pm and 9:30pm
Click here to buy tickets in advance
Q&A with protagonist Juan Pablo Olyslager on Friday
and Saturday, November 29 and 30 at the 7:15pm shows.
A Film Movement release