With the words “If you cry, I’ll kill you” ringing in their ears, Alma and her kids are murdered. Thirty years later, a criminal case is brought against Enrique, a retired General who oversaw the genocide. But he’s acquitted through a mistrial and the spirit of La Llorona is unleashed to wander the world like a lost soul amongst the living. At night, Enrique starts to hear her wailing. His wife and daughter believe he’s having bouts of Alzheimer’s-related dementia. Little could they suspect that their new housekeeper, Alma, is there to mete out the vengeance the trial did not.
Awards - Venice FF (Fedeora Award, GdA Director's Award), San Sebastian IFF (EFADs-CAACI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant), Bergen IFF (Cinema Extraordinaire)
Nominations - Chicago IFF (Gold Hugo), Zurich FF (Golden Eye), Tokyo IFF (Tokyo Grand Prix), Ghent IFF (Grand Prix), London FF, El Gouna FF (Golden Star)