Los Lobos (The Wolves)

by Samuel Kishi Leopo

Mexico, 2019

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Together with their mother Lucia, the brothers Max and Leo have just crossed the border from Mexico into the United States in search of a better life. But it is not easy for them to gain a foothold in their new home. While waiting for Lucia to return from work, the kids build an imaginary universe with their drawings and think about mom’s promise of going to “Disneyland”, their land of dreams.

about the director

Samuel Kishi Leopo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in audiovisual arts from the University of Guadalajara. His work has been shown over 100 festivals around the world, including Clermont Ferrand and the Berlinale, where he competed on the Generation Kplus Section with his feature film debut Somos Mari Pepa. Some of his awards include the Morelia International Film Festival’s Silver Eye, the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences Best Short Film for Mari Pepa, as well as three Ariel nominations for his feature film debut Somos Mari Pepa.