CineLatino: Los lobos

Directed by Samuel Kishi Leopo (Mexico, 2019)

Part of the Fall 2021 CineLatino Series

September 17, 2021


Los Lobos - Trailer (english subtitles)


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 mom’s 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

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.