Q&A with Dalia Wassner, Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute 
(May 9)

A young woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her Syrian-Jewish family and a forbidden love in this moving, insightful romance. Best Actress winner at the Morelia Film Festival, Naian González Norvind (who co-wrote the screenplay with director Issac Cherem) gives an intimate, honest portrayal as Ariela, an independently-minded artist living with her family in a cloistered Jewish neighborhood. Pressured to find an appropriate suitor, serendipity leads to a passionate courtship with Ivan (Christian Vazquez), a non-Jewish writer who shows her a world of possibilities beyond her sheltered life. As their feelings deepen, Ariela must weigh their unsanctioned relationship against rejection by her family and community, where religious values and traditions run deep.

Winner: Best Movie, Gaudi Awards (Catalan Film Academy); Audience Award, Festival de Luchon (France)

Dir: Isaac Cherem | Mexico | 2018 | 95m | Spanish w/ English subtitles

CO-PRESENTED BY: Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Watch The Trailer

Thursday, May 9, 7:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts (Remis)


Wednesday, May 15, 2:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts (Alfond)