CineLatino: Los lobos (The Wolves)
Fri Sep 17, 2021
Directed by Samuel Kishi Leopo (Mexico, 2019) We provide the film; you provide the popcorn! Join CLAS for a virtual film screening. Los Lobos follows brothers Max and Leo who, together with their mother Lucía, 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 country. While waiting for Lucía to return from work, the kids build an imaginary universe with their drawings and think about moms promise of Disneyland, their land of dreams. The film blossoms into a wondrous adventure story as the two brothers gather the courage to venture outside and explore the strange new world just outside their tiny apartment door. Los Lobos is an absorbing coming-of-age story about migrant life through the prism of its most innocent figures. 95 minutes. Spanish and Cantonese with English subtitles. An already moving film is given an unforeseen blush of relevance in these trying times by refracting an immigration story through the prism of a childhood experience of forced isolation. Jessica Kiang, Variety This film will be available for streaming any time from Friday, September 17, to Friday, September 24. To access the film during that time, click on CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LINK, below, in the Webcast section. Username: SFC@UCBerkeley Password: CLASBerkeley. The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture, and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.