New York Jewish Film Festival


Saturday, January 18, 2020
3:15 – 5 pm

A young woman in Mexico City ekes out a living as a muralist while living with her more conservative mother. She feels pressure from all sides to find the right man to settle down with—after all, her grandmother was a bride by 15 and a mother of three by 18. But when she falls in love with a gentile man, she struggles to do the right thing as she navigates the age-old conflicts that interfaith relationships can provoke. Leona is a heartfelt, dramatic, and contemporary take on a timeless love story.

New York City Premiere · Director Isaac Cherem in Person

Leona, Isaac Cherem, Mexico, 2018, 95 min.

Courtesy of Menemsha Films.