After his grandmother’s death, a Mexican biologist living in New York returns to his hometown, nestled in the majestic monarch butterfly forests of Michoacán. The journey forces him to confront past traumas and reflect on his hybrid identity, sparking a personal and spiritual metamorphosis.
- Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize - Sundance
- Grand Jury Prize - Seattle IFF
- Tenoch Huerta Mejia
- Alexis Gambis
- Alejandro Mejía
- Èlia Gasull Balada & Alexis Gambis
- THE FILM SALES COMPANY
- IMAGINAL DISC
A visually daring hybrid of science and art anchored by a riveting performance by Tenoch Huerta.
Deceptively fragile-seeming, yet robust, structurally complex and vibrantly hued
Alexis Gambis is a French-Venezuelan filmmaker and biologist. His films combine documentary and fiction, often embracing animal perspectives and experimenting with new forms of scientific storytelling. His latest feature SON OF MONARCHS (2021) dissects through issues of identity, (im)migration and animal/human evolution.