Go Guatemala! You’re Finally on Your Way to the Oscars

Ixcanul

Ixcanul is the first movie in 20 years — TWENTY — that Guatemala has entered for an Academy Award…and it’s pretty darn good.

This is María. She’s 17-year-old Mayan and she lives on an active volcano in Guatemala.

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Credit: Ixcanul / YouTube

Yes, we said VOLCANO.

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Wait? Who in their right mind would live on one of these things?!

Her parents fixed her up with a local farmer…she ain’t happy.

Yup, the picture above captures how she feels about her arranged marriage…

Because María dreams of seeing the modern world and big city.

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Credit: Ixcanul / YouTube

Pepe, who would be like María’s MCM, tells her about life beyond the volcano is everything she dreams of.

Unfortunately for her future husband, María found love in a hopeless place (like Rihanna).

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Everything is unlikely on an active volcano. Who knows if you will be here tomorrow. Run, María. ?

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It isn’t long until before María finds out she is pregnant by Pepe.

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And the father is NOT the husband.

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The scandal.

Only the modern world can save her during a complication.

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María finally gets the chance to visit the big city she has dreamed of, but at what cost?

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Check out the full trailer below:

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