Director: Isaac Cherem. Cast: Naian González Norvind, Christian Vazquez, Carolina Politi. Country: Mexico. Language: Spanish with English subtitles.

Ariela (Naian González Norvind, Best Actress winner at the Morelia International Film Festival), a twenty-something Jewish mural painter in Mexico City, falls for charming, non-Jewish Ivan. Struggling with her family’s disapproval of the relationship, Ariela is torn between the man she loves and the community she can’t leave behind. As she tries to please her parents, Ariela gradually realises it is her own wishes she needs to accept, and respect. Leona is a tender and moving debut feature about self-discovery and the courage to follow your heart.

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  • Release Date :
  • 13 Nov 2019
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