World Premiere

Xibalba Monster (Monstruo de Xibalba)

12A
76 mins
Manuela Irene
Gibrán Alonzo, Leonel Pat Yeh, Manuel Irene, Rogelio Ojeda, Socorro Loeza, Teresa Sánchez

Premiere Status

World Premiere

Countries

Mexico

Language

Spanish, with English subtitles

Content Warning

Animal cruelty, Children smoking, Death and dying

Run Time

76 minutes

Overview

Part of the 

strand.

A delicate portrait of a young Mexican boy who wants to know what happens when we die.

The boy forms an unlikely friendship with a local hermit whose inconceivable age and ailing health feeds his curiosity along with the world around him, which is full of mystery and intrigue.

Beautifully shot and featuring a captivating, charismatic central performance, this is a deeply moving film about the circle of life, the human experience and the order of the natural world. 

– Emma Boa


Xibalba Monster challenges the young audience, it’s a film full of questions, emotions and reflections, with an emphasis in the importance of nature as a place of origin and awareness.

A film that portraits characters in their complexity and ambivalence, always evoking the presence of death that lurks, within an unknown nature and within a context of stories and mythologies of remote villages of Mexico, keepers of a mystery that awakens the imagination.

– Director Manuela Irene

Showtimes

Sunday 18 August
10:00

76 mins

The Cameo

Cameo 1
Pay What You Can (£3 – £11)
Sunday 18 August
12:00

76 mins

Summerhall

Red Lecture Theatre
Monday 19 August
10:00

76 mins

Inspace

Screening Room
Tuesday 20 August
10:30

76 mins

50 George Square

Screening Room

The Venue

50 George Square

Newington,
Edinburgh,
EH8 9JU

The Venue

Inspace

1 Crichton Street,
Edinburgh,
EH8 9AB

The Venue

Summerhall

1 Summerhall,
Edinburgh,
EH9 1PL

The Venue

Cameo Cinema

38 Home Street,
Edinburgh,
EH3 9LZ

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