GUA | F | LUX 2019, 107 MIN, OMDU, NUDITY, VIOLENCE | NO ONE UNDER 18 ADMITTED
REGIE: JAYRO BUSTAMANTE
CAST: JUAN PABLO OLYSLAGER, MAURICIO ARMAS ZEBAD˙A
The attractive Pablo lives with his wife and two wonderful children in Guatemala City. The family is rocked to learn that Pablo has started a relationship with another man. The church and his family go to all extremes to “heal” him from his homosexuality. They know God loves the sinner, but hates the sin. The family puts more and more pressure on Pablo as he resists.
The title TEMBLORES (Tremors) speaks to the the conflict between relgious conservative values and the needs of the individual. Homosexuality is presented as a disease that can only be cured by evangelism. While not a new subject, JAYRO BUSTAMANTE draws from pictorial violence and the dense turmoil and fear at the heart of the middle class Guatemalans – a social class resistent to change even in 2019.