Dir. Isaac Cherem | 95 min
Narrative Mexico 2018
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


  • "A gripping journey into Mexico’s insular Syrian-Jewish community"Times of Israel

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Menemsha Films
Allison Moscovitch


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