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La Llorona, Guatemalan movie, Jayro Bustamente
La Llorona (Film review)
Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

The title translates as ‘weeping woman’ which may well be a metaphor for a weeping nation in Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante’s haunting political drama which captures the trial of an ageing General Enrique Monteverde (Julio Diaz) accused of genocide. There are parallels with Guatemalan dictator José Efraín Rios Montt, who went from general to absolute […]

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Kew Gardens

  • Kew Gardens This Spring and Summer
    Posted in: Highlights, Places

    KEW GARDENS was originally the private woodlands and riding grounds surrounding Kew Palace, King George III’s convalescence home,  and the red-bricked state residence is still on the land despite being sold off by Queen Victoria. Today Kew is in the news because of the £18 million restoration of Temperate House which was recently reopened by […]