Temblores

Temblores

At first glance, Pablo has it all—good looks, a great job, a loving wife, and two children. A pillar of Guatemala City’s Evangelical Christian community, he is also holding onto a faith-shaking, and possibly family-shattering, secret: he’s in love with a man and wants to start a new life with him. Attempting to navigate what’s sure to be a tumultuous fallout, he reveals himself to his ultra-conservative family and is pushed into conversion therapy. The titular tremors refer not only to the physical earthquakes that beleaguer Guatemala but also to the emotional and communal after-effects of Pablo’s journey. In this deeply personal followup to his landmark debut IXCANUL, Berlin Silver Bear Award winner, 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.A Film Movement release
At first glance, Pablo has it all—good looks, a great job, a loving wife, and two children. A pillar of Guatemala City’s Evangelical Christian community, he is also holding onto a faith-shaking, and possibly family-shattering, secret: he’s in love with a man and wants to start a new life with him. Attempting to navigate what’s sure to be a tumultuous fallout, he reveals himself to his ultra-conservative family and is pushed into conversion therapy. The titular tremors refer not only to the physical earthquakes that beleaguer Guatemala but also to the emotional and communal after-effects of Pablo’s journey. In this deeply personal followup to his landmark debut IXCANUL, Berlin Silver Bear Award winner, 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.A Film Movement release