10 2019

2019 JCC Jewish Film Festival LEONA

9:00PM - 10:30PM  

George Eastman Museum Dryden Theatre
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

Contact Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center



Ariela (Hebrew for “lioness”) is a modern and independent young woman from a traditional religious Syrian-Jewish family living in Mexico City. Making her way through the dating scene, Ariela falls for a non-Jewish man who introduces her to the world beyond her tight-knit community. As her family pressures her to find an appropriate match and her feelings for Ivan grow, Ariela finds there are no easy choices to be made. The intimate, insightful, and moving film offers stellar performances and a glimpse into a community whose stories are not often told. This film contains mature content.

Wednesday, July 10 | 9pm | Dryden Theatre

Director: Isaac Cherem
Country: Mexico
Running Time: 95 min
Year: 2018
Language: Spanish (w/ subtitles)
Genre: Narrative


Generously underwritten by
Debby Goldman