films – Cinema Akil

Jayro Bustamante
Guatemala, France | 13+ | 93 min | Drama | Maya, Spanish

María, a seventeen-year-old Mayan (Kaqchikel) girl, lives on the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her, but her suitor must first spend months working in the city. It is a world María knows nothing of, but is forced to grapple with when problems arise. 


  • WINNER - Alfred Bauer Award at the Berlin Film Festival
  • Nominated for Golden Berlin Bear 
  • Winner of Golden India Catalina for Best Film 22 wins and 21 nominations including: