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Leona (2018)

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A young Jewish woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love with a non-Jewish man.

Director:

Isaac Cherem
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Credited cast:
Naian González Norvind ... Ariela
Christian Vazquez ... Iván
Carolina Politi ... Estrella
Daniel Adissi ... Gabriel
Margarita Sanz ... Abuela
Ana Kupfer ... Rebeca
Emma Dib Emma Dib ... Liz
Rodrigo Corea ... Miguel
Elias Fasja Elias Fasja ... Simón
Ricardo Fastlicht Ricardo Fastlicht ... Moisés
Adriana Llabres ... Cordelia / Adriana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tanny Achar Tanny Achar ... Fortuna
Francis Amkie Francis Amkie ... Esposa de Simón
Carlos Aragón Carlos Aragón ... Rey Lear / Carlos
Johary Badillo Johary Badillo ... Sobrina de Iván
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A young Jewish woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love with a non-Jewish man. He allows her to discover the world outside the bubble of her community, leading to an important transition in her adult life.

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Don't give up on love
Written by David Francis O'Gorman, Adán Herrera, Alejandro Solórzano, Miguel Angel Hernandez Bibriesca.
Performed by SIMPLIFIRES
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Impressive Family/Millennial Drama
7 January 2020 | by roger-99-171599See all my reviews

An impressive, timely directorial debut, Isaac Cherem's modern romance channels this generation's emotional conflicts as they seek acceptance and meaning among family and society. Set in now-a-days Mexico City, the film paints a relevant portrait of a Jewish community preserving their values and traditions. When Ariela (seductively played by Naian González Norvind) starts a love affair with a non-Jewish man, she becomes the center of an interior conflict that could lead them apart, dividing the family. Cherem deeply observes both sides of the conflict and their reasons, with focus on Ariela's search for sexual and professional identity. Vibrant, stylish and precise, it's an accomplished look at family traditions, a young woman's quest for freedom and the uncontrollable force of desire.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leona See more »

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Fosforescente, Terminal See more »
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1.85 : 1
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