For many, social isolation is not a novel invention of the pandemic. Filmed prior to any health-quarantine measure, Los Lobos is based on the director’s childhood memories: a Mexican who, at the age of five, suddenly finds himself living with his mother and younger brother in a strange land (ironically called New Mexico) in another country. There, while the mother leaves for work, the children live confined in a small and uncomfortable apartment. Akin to his own imaginations and ingenuity, cinema becomes an expansion of experiences and an empathy-generating machine. (E. V)
Samuel Kishi Leopo holds a BA in Audiovisual Arts from the University of Guadalajara. His work has traveled to more than 100 festivals around the world, among which the Clermont Ferrand and Berlinale. Among his awards are the Ojo de Plata from the Morelia International Film Festival and the Ariel from the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences in the category of best short film for Mari Pepa.