Film #4 in the
"Latin America and the World" Film Festival
Can't make it to the in-person screening? Register here to receive online access, available Sept. 28 to Oct. 5.
* We kindly ask that all viewers register for grant reporting purposes.
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 Lucia 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.
Told with unmatched authenticity, including powerful documentary footage mixed with fiction and playful animation (reminiscent of the Puerto Rican coming-of-age masterpiece We the Animals), Kishi Leopo’s film is unique and breathtaking. 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.
Languages: Spanish, with English subtitles
View a study/discussion guide, made available by Pragda.
Trailer and Poster:
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.
This film is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Latina/o Studies.
Additional co-sponsors of the Latin America and the World Film Festival include: Columbus State Community College, the Area Studies Centers, the Department of French and Italian, the Center for Ethnic Studies, the Center for Languages, Literatures & Cultures, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.