When director Samuel Kishi Leopo was five years old, his mother convinced him and his younger brother to journey from Mexico to Albuquerque with the promise that she'd soon take them to Disneyland. She was of course really starting them on a perilous journey of migration, with the hope of a better life, and that journey and promise form the emotional heart of Los Lobos, Kishi Leopo's moving autobiographical feature film.
Together with their mother Lucia, the brothers Max and Leo 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.
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