Dir. Isaac Cherem | 95 min
Spanish with English subtitles
Fifth Night of the 2021 Hanukkah Film Festival (Nov 28-Dec 5)
Leona tells the story of a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love.
A young Jewish woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her conservative family and forbidden love with a non-Jewish man. He helps her discover the world outside her tight-knit community, but the transition is as fraught as it is exciting. Textured with the unrelenting drama of a Jane Austen novel, Leona centers on a tightrope navigation of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her most fervent desires.
Starring Naian González Norvind (“New Order”) against the backdrop of a drama worthy of a Jane Austen novel.
Thursday, December 27:30 PM Cafritz Hall