Directed by Isaac Cherem

Mexico, 2021


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.




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Best Debut Feature

UK Jewish Film Festival 2019

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