With director Samuel Kishi Leopo in person
Mexico, 2019, 94 min. In Spanish, English, Cantonese with English subtitles
with Martha Reyes Arias, Maximiliano Nájar Márquez, Leonardo Nájar MárquezWinner of the Generation Best Feature Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Guadalajara Film Festival, Los Lobos follows eight-year-old Max and his younger brother Leo, who emigrate to Albuquerque from Mexico with their mother, Lucía. She tries to make a living doing odd jobs, and while
waiting for her mother to return from work, the kids listen to tales, rules of conduct and English lessons recorded on an old tape recorder. They also build an imaginary universe with their drawings and dream about mom’s promise of going to Disneyland. The second feature film by director Samuel Kishi Leopo (We Are Mari Pepa) is a semi-autobiographical tale that “thrives as an intimate window into what it means to confront immigrant life in piecemeal” (IndieWire).