LEONA

 

Section: MX Ahora
Directed by: Isaac Cherem
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
Year of Production: 2019
Country of Origin: México
Duration: TBD

Cast: Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Ricardo Fastlicht, Christian Vasquez, Margarita Salaz, Adriana Llabres.

Synopsis

Going against her traditional Jewish family, Ariela (Naian González Norvind), a young woman from Mexico City, is secretly dating a non-Jew named Iván (Christian Vazquez). As the relationship deepens emotionally, Ariela realizes that her happiness doesn’t fit within the expectations of her community and their religious parameters. However, renouncing to her cultural identity would also mean leaving behind everyone in her life. Anchored by superb performances, this intimate and moving portrait of a forbidden love affair is as beautiful as it is heartbreaking. 

Yendo en contra de su familia judía tradicional,  Ariela (Naian González Norvind), una joven de la Ciudad de México, sale en secreto con un no judío llamado Iván (Christian Vazquez). A medida que la relación se vuelve más profunda emocionalmente, Ariela se da cuenta de que su felicidad no encaja con las expectativas de su comunidad y sus parámetros religiosos. Sin embargo, renunciar a su identidad cultural también significaría dejar atrás a todas las personas importantes en su vida. Gracias a sus magníficas actuaciones, este retrato íntimo y conmovedor de un romance prohibido es tan bello como desgarrador.

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