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Film introduced by Andy Muchin.

Leona is an emotional, sometimes humorous tale of forbidden love and self-discovery. Ariela (Naian González Norvind) is a young female artist who lives with her family in Mexico City. Pressured by friends and family to find a husband from within their tightknit Syrian Jewish community, Ariela falls for a charming non-Jewish young man.

The suitor (Christian Vazquez) introduces Ariela to new people and ideas as her community expresses growing disapproval and tries to reel her back in. But Ariela is determined to find and plot her own course.

Written by González Norvind and first-time director Isaac Cherem, Leona has won film festival awards in France, Spain and Mexico, including Best Actress for González Norvind at the Morelia (Mexico) International Film Festival. 

Note: Leona contains several brief scenes of nudity as well as sexual situations.

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    88 minutes
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  • Director
    Isaac Cherem