107 minutes
Directed by:
Jayro Bustamante

In “Temblores,” a deeply personal follow-up to his landmark debut, “Ixcanul” (SLIFF 2015), Jayro Bustamante shifts settings from rural Guatemala to Guatemala City but again focuses 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 sends shock waves through the family when he announces that he intends to leave his wife for another man. 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.


Sponsored By

Greg & Jane Hoeltzel, in honor of their Guatemalan son, AJ.