The Wolves
Please log in to watch films (restrictions may apply)
  1. Trailer
  2. Extra

    The Wolves

    Los Lobos

    Directed by

    Mexico

    2019

    95 min

    • Spanish
    • English
    • Cantonese

    Drama

    Eight year old Max and his younger brother Leo don't have much, but they have each other and their mother Lucía. And they share a dream as well: To visit Disneyland one day. The family has recently emigrated to the USA from Mexico, and while Lucía tries to finance their new life by doing odd jobs, the two brothers spend their days in their sparsely furnished one-room flat. The walls of the room, which they are forbidden to leave, become a projection screen for imaginative adventures and open a window on their new life. Director Samuel Kishi Leopo recalls aspects of his own childhood in THE WOLVES and resituates them in a currently highly charged context – brutally honest and yet poetic, melancholic and full of hope.

    Awards

    • Grand Prix of the International Jury for Best Film (Generation Kplus) - Berlinale Generation
    • Peace Film Prize - Berlinale Generation
    • Special Jury Award - Fribourg IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Maximiliano Nájar Márquez
    Leonardo Nájar Márquez
    Martha Reyes Arias
    Cici Lau
    Screenplay
    Samuel Kishi Leopo
    Sofía Gómez Córdova
    Luis Briones
    Cinematography
    Octavio Arauz
    Editing
    Yordi Capó
    Carlos Espinoza Benítez
    Samuel Kishi Leopo
    Music
    Kenji Kishi Leopo
    Sales
    FIGA FILMS

    Press

    Samuel Kishi Leopo

    Samuel Kishi Leopo

    Born in Mexico in 1984, he studied audiovisual arts at the University of Guadalajara and directed numerous short films which have been screened at international festivals including Clermont-Ferrand, Cannes and Morelia. WE ARE MARI PEPA marks his feature debut.

    Selected Filmography