La Llorona

Director: Trina Lopez
Format: 16mm optical sound film, color
Length: 16 minutes, 32 seconds
Year of Production: 1998

La Llorona (“The Weeping Woman”) delves into the Mexican tale of the same name, and investigates through fragments of image and sound and encounters with this character of oral tradition how myth possesses the power to frighten, protect, and provide guidance to those who share in its transmission. In revealing the anguish, condemnation, and reconciliation La Llorona embodies, the film cites the importance this everchanging narrative possesses to all who learn of it and convey it.
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