Directed by Isaac Cherem

Mexico, 2018


Spanish (with English subtitles)

95 minutes

"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 conflicts of a Jane Austen novel, watching her negotiate the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her own burgeoning sentiment is both painful and beautiful – there are no easy choices to be made and the viewer travels back and forth with her as she struggles with her heart to take the best path.



Coming to Theaters!

Starts March 14th

Washington, DC - JxJ / Cafritz Hall

Starts March 20th

Atlanta, GA - The Plaza Theatre


Best Debut Feature

UK Jewish Film Festival 2019

Winner, Best Actress (Naian González Norvind) - Morelia International Film Festival

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