Los Lobos

Samuel Kishi Leopo

Mexico | V.O. Spanish | ST French | 2019 | 95 min | color | Fiction | Quebec Premiere

In a quest for a better life, Max, Léo and their mother Lucia crossed the border from Mexico into the United States. While waiting for Lucia to return from work, the kids build an imaginary universe with their drawings and think about mom's promise about going to Disneyland, the land of dreams. Director Samuel Kishi Leopo inspires himself from his childhood souvenirs to tell a story about immigration with explosive preciseness.

Director Samuel Kishi Leopo
Music Kenji Kishi Leopo
Cinematographer Octavio Arauz
Screenplay Sofía Gómez-Córdova, Samuel Kishi Leopo, José Luis Briones
Cast Martha Reyes Arias, Maximiliano Nájar Márquez, Leonardo Nájar Márquez, Cici Lau, Johnson T. Lau
Distribution FIGA FILMS


Samuel Kishi Leopo

Samuel Kishi Leopo studied Visual Arts at Guadalajara's University in Mexico. His work has been selected in more than a hundred international festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand and the Berlinale. With his short film Mari Pepa, he won the Silver Eye at Morelia International Film Festival and an Ariel from Mexican Film Academy. His first feature film Somos Mari Pepa had three Ariel nominations.