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June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
LEONA is an intimate, insightful, and moving film that tells the story of a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love. Ripe with all the drama and interpersonal conflicts of a Jane Austen novel, watching her negotiate the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her own burgeoning sentiment is both painful and beautiful – there are no easy choices to be made and the viewer travels back and forth with her as she struggles with her heart to take the best path.
Writers: Isaac Cherem, Naian González Norvind
Director: Isaac Cherem
Running Time: 94 min
Distributor: Menemsha Films
Language: Spanish w|English Subtitles
Starring: Naian González Norvind, Christian Vazquez, Carolina Politi
FESTIVALS: Mexico, Morelia International Film Festival; USA: Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, San Diego Jewish Film Festival
AWARDS: Morelia International Film Festival, Winner, Best Actress
“Overall, it’s a thought-provoking work of art that tells an intimate and authentic story.” … FANBOLT