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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

Festivals and Awards

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

Screening Details

Film Info

DirectorIsaac Cherem
CastNaian Gonz√°lez Norvind, Christian Vazquez, Carolina Politi
Runtime 95 min
LanguageSpanish w/English subtitles