Mexico, 2021, 94 min, Dir. Isaac Cherem, Not rated, Spanish with English subtitles, Menemsha Films


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"Marvelous! A gripping journey into Mexico’s insular Syrian Jewish community... and a remarkable first effort from a team with enormous talent." —Jordan Hoffman, The Times of Israel

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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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