Ixcanul (Volcano)
Ixcanul (Volcano)

Ixcanul (Volcano)

Director Jayro Bustamante

Production year 2015

Length 91min.

Country Guatemala/France


María, a young 17 year old mayan girl, lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation on the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her. Although Maria dreams of going to the “big city”, her condition as an indigenous woman does not permit her to change her destiny. Later on, a snake bite forces her to go out into the modern world where her life is saved, but at what price...


Jayro Bustamante
Jayro Bustamante



Marina Peralta, Pilar Peredo, Edgard Tenembaum, Jayro Bustamante


Jayro Bustamante

Director of Photography

Luis Armando Arteaga

Production designer

Pilar Peredo

Music by

Pascual Reyes


Julien Cloquet, Eduardo Cáceres Staackmann, Beatrix Moersch


Cesar Diaz


María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo, Marvin Coroy

Production company(ies)

La casa de Producción Tu Vas Voir Calle Lincoln, 11, 3o, 3a 08006 Barcelona, Spain

Jayro Bustamante

Trained as a director in Guatemala, Paris and Rome. Bustamante's short films have been awarded prizes in several festivals. The most recent, Cuando Sea Grande, debuted at the Clermont Ferrand Festival where it won the CNC quality award, and was broadcast on French, Swedish and Dutch television. His script, El Escuadron De La Muerte was selected in the San Sebastian, Guadalajara, Cartagena, Biamitz, Amiens and NALIP film festivals. Ixcanul is his feature film.


Cuando sea grande (2012, short), Ixcanul (2015).

FILMS 2015