Bloody Mary presents: “LA LLORONA” (2019)


Thu Mar 21 2024 at 07:30 pm


Husets Biograf | Copenhagen , SK

Bloody Mary is a film club and community for all those with a thirst for feminist horror. Whether you’re a passionate enthusiast of all things creepy or a curious final girl, join us to dive into campy, gory, horrific cinema that rips out the guts from patriarchal narratives.
While most cinema focuses on men as the protagonists and pushes women into supporting roles, the picture looks devilishly different in the horrorscape. Here, we see more female main characters than in any other genre. We see them fight against the evil will of men, be haunted by motherhood and feel the gore of their adolescent bodies. We cheer for them when they seek justice over the systems that have failed them, claim bloody revenge over their perpetrators and ascend to new levels of empowerment through nature and witchcraft.
Although we have our soft spot for a good, ‘ole 70s grindhouse slasher, the horror genre has evolved quite a bit over the past few decades. Narratives are becoming more nuanced and deeper, and we’re seeing more and more women and non-binary folks in the directing chair. So, Bloody Mary is here to give spooky space and vivid voice to our beloved community of film geeks and freaks. Over the coming months, we’ll present you with evenings where you can feast on two films each time: an underground short from an upcoming auteur that puts intersectionality and minority-led narratives at the bloody heart — and a classic, feminist horror flick.… We’re looking forward to seeing you. And if we’re lucky, we’ll spot Bloody Mary herself in the bathroom at the cinema, too.
18.00 = CAFÉ OPENS / Tickets are 100 kr./ No reservation via Email / Ticket includes a Bloody Mary drink (or a "virgin" non-alcohol version)
19.30 = SHORT FILM followed by “La Llorona,” directed by Jayro Bustamante, 2019, 97 minutes /
Blending suspense with political drama and supernatural thrills, Jayro Bustamante’s “La Llorona” zooms in on the horror of genocide - and those tormented by the crime. The film focuses on the women around a ruthless Guatemalan military dictator, who walks free despite a guilty verdict for orchestrating a genocide against Mayan indigenous people. As non-stop demonstrations trap him and his wife, daughter and granddaughter inside their house, a new maid arrives - but it's not only help that she's bringing "La Llorona" is an otherworldly take on a staple of Latin American folklore: the tale of a crying woman who killed her children. Rooting the story in Guatemala's more recent history of violence against indigenous people, and particularly women, this version of “La Llorona” is a chilling reflection on injustice.
Our café opens one hour before the film.
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