One of the most talked about movies of last year is finally coming out on physical release on March 2nd.
LA LLORONA was recently nominated for Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language and is Guatemala’s Official Entry for 2021 Academy Award® consideration for Best International Feature Film. LA LLORONA will be releasedon Digital HD on March 2, 2021.
LA LLORONA blends together the terror of both myth and reality into a devastating exposé of the genocidal atrocities against the Mayan community in Guatemala. Through a modern retelling of the classic Latin American legend, LA LLORONA forces a reckoning with not-so-distant crimes which should not have been forgotten. Following a premiere at the 2019 Venice Film Festival where the film won Best Film (Venice Days), LA LLORONA has had an impressive festival tour with appearances at TIFF, Sundance and BFI. The film is being celebrated as a true depiction of Latino culture.
At first glance I wasn’t a big fan of this take on La Llorona, but now I have time to take another glance at it and hopefully will have another outlook on it. I’m just glad there are Genre films being nominated this year.
Winner – Best Foreign Language Film – 2021 National Board of Review
Winner – Best Non-English Language Film – 2020 Boston Society of Film Critics
Runner-up – Best Foreign Language Film – 2021 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle
Runner-up- Best Foreign Language Film – 2021 New Mexico Film Critics
Nominee – Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language – 2021 Golden Globe® Awards
Nominee – Best Film Not in English Language – 2021 Online Film Critics Society
Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film – 2021 San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle
Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film – 2020 Chicago Film Critics Association
Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film – 2020 North Carolina Film Critics Association
Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film – 2020 Houston Film Critics Society
Nominee – Best Horror Film – 2020 St. Louis Film Critics Association
Official Selection – Best International Feature Film – 2021 Academy Awards – Guatemala
Winner – Venice Days – Best Film – 2019 Venice Film Festival