Blu-ray, DVD Release: Ixcanul

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 17, 2016
Price: DVD $18.99, Blu-ray $22.19
Studio: Kino Lorber


The debut film by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante, Ixcanul is a fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayan on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Ixcanul translates in “volcano” in Engish.

The film immerses audiences its characters’ customs and beliefs, chronicling with a high-sense of realism, the disappearance of traditions of a disappearing people.

The film generated a staggering 100% positive rating at aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based upon 28 published reviews.

The DVD and Blu-ray incarnations of  the film contain the following:

-Booklet essay by Lydia Ogwang
-Making-of Documentary
-Trailer

 

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