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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.


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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


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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9 May 2019 (Canada) See more »

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Fosforescente, Terminal See more »
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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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24 November 2018 | by EdwardSaberhagenSee all my reviews

There's no better word to describe this film than that: katabasis. Young jewish girl falls for a non jewish guy, in a sort of rebellious manner, as her closest friend got married and every eyes are on her, for they expect that she'll be the next one. Problems arise when her family learns that she's dating a "goy". But the story is much more than that. It's about a woman becoming her own. Making her own mistakes, by making her own decisions, painting her own image in a truly white canvas. Jewish culture is no that known in my country (Mexico), so it is nice to watch a film that depicts traditions that intimately.

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