**WINNER - GRAND JURY PRIZE - NEWFEST**
**WINNER - GRAND JURY AWARD - OUTFEST LA**
**NOMINATED - TEDDY AWARD - BERLIN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL**
"p" **FROM THE AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR OF IXCANUL AND LA LLORONA** In this deeply personal followup to his landmark debut "i"Ixcanul, 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 seeming 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 seemingly 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.
Bonus features include Temblores: Behind the Scenes featurette and short film Black Hat, directed by Sarah Smith.
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
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 "i"Tremors. Grade: A- - David Ehrlich, IndieWire
"p" The second feature from "i"Ixcanul writer/director (and Berlin Silver Bear winner) Jayro Bustamante offers a thoughtful, emotionally-charged exploration of a devoutly religious family man torn apart by the revelation of his love for another man. --Allan Hunter, Screen Daily"br""br"As the latest in a long line of films to examine the hypocrisy-laden clash between gay rights and evangelical Christian ethos ... this strong second feature from Guatemalan talent Jayro Bustamante doesn t ask new questions, but its sensuous, reverberating atmospherics find fresh, angry ways to answer them. - Guy Lodge, Variety "i"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
"p" ...it is a convincing, touching and, at certain points, infuriating depiction of what it means to be a gay man in a society dominated by a very traditional version of the Christian religion. - Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa
"p" Vividly imagined... Bustamante renders the film's distinct milieus with extraordinary texture. - Devika Girish, The New York Times
[A] penetrating, mournful portrait of sexual identity... --Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times
Winner - Grand Jury Prize, Narrative Feature - NewFest
Winner - Best Cinematography - Guadalajara Int'l. Film Festival"br" Winner - Grand Jury Award, Best Performance in an International Narrative - Outfest LA"br" Nominated - Teddy - Best Feature Film - Berlin Int'l. Film Festival
Nominated - Best Feature Film - Guadalajara Int'l. Film Festival"br" Nominated - Knight Competition Grand Jury Prize - Miami Film Festival"br" Nominated - Best Film - Miami Film Festival"br" Nominated - Emerging Filmmaker Award - Minneapolis St. Paul Int'l. Film Festival
Official Selection - Berlin Int'l. Film Festival"br" Official Selection - Panama Int'l. Film Festival
Official Selection - Istanbul Film Festival ---