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LEONA (Mexico)

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm

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.

Writers:  Isaac Cherem, Naian González Norvind
Director:  Isaac Cherem
Running Time:  94 min
Genre:  Drama
Distributor:  Menemsha Films
Country:  Mexico
Language:  Spanish w|English Subtitles
Rating:  N|R
Starring:  Naian González Norvind, Christian Vazquez, Carolina Politi

FESTIVALS: Mexico, Morelia International Film Festival; USA: Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, San Diego Jewish Film Festival

AWARDS: Morelia International Film Festival, Winner, Best Actress


“Overall, it’s a thought-provoking work of art that tells an intimate and authentic story.”  … FANBOLT

Trailer:  https://youtu.be/THbUSJDq2NA




June 8, 2019
10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States


Desert Film Society