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27TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 2-12, 2019

Leona

Drama

Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
May 9 - 9:00PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
May 11 - 9:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6

Film Details

Country Mexico
Year 2018
Running Time 95 MIN
Language Spanish
Subtitles English
Director Isaac Cherem
Cast Naian González Norvind,Christian Vazquez,Carolina Politi
Themes Families and Family Secrets,
Forbidden Love,
Love,
Women - Front and Center

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Description

A universal tale of star-crossed lovers is given a uniquely Mexican twist in this intimate portrait of Jewish family life. 25-year-old Ariela (beautifully played by Naian González Norvind) is a creative free spirit chafing against the constraints of her insular community. When she falls in love with a non-Jewish man, her place within her family and the Jewish community is called into question. While religion is the catalyst for the dramatic tension, what distinguishes this film is the way director Isaac Cherem, along with co-writer and star Gonzalez Norvind, portrays Ariela’s journey toward becoming her own woman.

ASL Interpreter will be present at May 9 screening for introduction and post-film Q & A.

Presentation Details

Guest Guest: Director Isaac Cherem
Co-presented With

Sponsored By

Wendy & Elliott Eisen and Carole & Bernard Zucker
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