Ixcanul

Friday, August 26 thru Thursday, September 1

Monica Film Center, Santa Monica

Maria, a 17-year-old Mayan girl, lives and works with her parents on a Guatemalan coffee plantation in the foothills of an active volcano. An arranged marriage awaits her: her parents have promised her to Ignacio, the plantation overseer. But Maria doesn’t sit back and accept her fate. Pepe, a young coffee cutter who plans to migrate to the U.S., becomes her possible way out. Maria seduces Pepe in order to run away with him, but after promises and clandestine meetings, Pepe abandons her, leaving her pregnant, alone and disgraced. There’s no time to lose for Maria’s mother, who thinks abortion is the only solution. But again things do not go as planned. Details and tickets

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