Running time 1h 47m | Directed by Jayro Bustamente | Guatemala, France | Drama


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Winner — Grand Jury Award, L.A. Outfest
Nominee — Best Feature Film, Berlin International Film Fest

In this deeply personal followup to his landmark debut Ixacnul, Jayro Bustamante shifts his focus from rural Guatemala to the denizens of Guatemala City but once again sets his sights on an individual caught between two seemingly irreconcilable worlds.

When handsome and charismatic Pablo arrives at his affluent family’s house, everyone is eagerly awaiting the return of their beloved son, devoted father, and caring husband. A outwardly exemplary pillar of Guatemala City’s Evangelical Christian community, Pablo’s announcement that he intends to leave his wife for another man sends shock waves through the family. As Pablo tries to acclimate to his new life in the city’s gay subculture with the liberated Francisco, his ultra-religious family does everything in its power to get their prodigal son back on track, no matter the cost.  (c) Film Movement

In Spanish with English subtitles

To its very last moment, Tremors is a prodigiously gut-wrenching demand for change; the film isn’t kindly asking for tolerance but bluntly exposing the torment inflicted in the name of a prejudiced God. It’s a magnificently unflinching film from a master director in the making, whose thunderous strength will surely make waves in Bustamante’s Central American homeland and abroad.
Carlos Aguilar | The Wrap | Full review

There are any number of movies about gay men trying to liberate themselves from the long shadow of heteronormative oppression … but few have been told with the extraordinary nuance or compassion of Jayro Bustamante’s Tremors.
David Ehrlich | IndieWire | Full review

Temblores is a beautifully shot and well-executed film offering a fascinating insight into the structures that still stifle and stringently repress those who want to live and love outside of the traditional rules.
Sarah Bradbury | The Upcoming | Full review