Temblores shows a family man torn between the love for his family, the boundaries of religion and the freedom to choose who to love.
Fortysomething Pablo, scion of a Christian upper-class family from Guatemala City, seems to be doing nicely: he has a well-paid job and is married to a beautiful woman, with whom he has two children. One day, however, it comes out that he is in a secret relationship with a man. The news is very badly received by his deeply conservative family. His mother regards homosexuality as a profound sin, while his wife bars him from seeing his children. Pablo is faced with an impossible choice.
After the film screening there will be a Q&A with the director.
About the director:
Jayro Bustamante (1977, Guatemala) studied directing and screenwriting in Paris and Rome. Back in Guatemala, he founded production company La Casa de Producción. His first feature, Ixcanul, opened WCA in 2015 and won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 2015 Berlinale. His second feature, Temblores, uses a direct cinematic style to describe an individual’s struggle for a sense of belonging.