HIJO DE MONARCAS
Set between reality and dreams, this binational drama stars renowned actor Tenoch Huerta as Mendel, a Mexican biologist who lives in New York City. Like the monarch butterflies that migrate between the two countries every year, Mendel returns to his hometown in Michoacán after his grandmother’s death. Inevitably, this homecoming opens other wounds that have lingered in his mind for years. Now, as he comes to term with his hybrid identity, as a man who was born from the Mexican soil but who found his wings in the United States, the conflicted Mendel experiences a personal metamorphosis. It’s a journey that takes place at the intersection of science, myth, and spirituality.
September 17-25, 2021
The Largest Mexican Film Festival outside of Mexico, celebrating our 13th year.