Leona

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 1:00 PM

NOTE: all screenings at this venue are 19+.

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 conflict of a Jane Austen novel, she negotiates the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her own burgeoning sentiment. The director creates a sensitive portrait of her struggles and their inherent choices.

Sponsored by: Bill and Risa Levine, David and Shelley Ail

  • Please note that as a registered non-profit society, anyone over 18 years of age attending one of our screenings is required to be a member of our society for us to retain our non-profit status.
  • Please present your VJFC membership at every screening.

Festivals and Awards

  • Winner - Best Actress; Morelia International Film Festival
  • Nominee - Lima Latin American Film Festival 

Event Details


Film Info

Year 2018
Country Mexico
Director Isaac Cherem
Cast Naian González Norvind, Christian Vazquez, Carolina Politi
Runtime 95 min
Language Spanish w/English subtitles
Genre