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97 minutes


Original Title: Hijo de Monarcas

A rare movie that centres science (biology, CRISPR, gene editing, and bioethics) within a very personal, moving narrative. Scientist Mendel (Tenoch Huerta) moves to New York to follow his work, leaving his family behind in Mexico. The death of Mendel's grandmother forces him to return there and face the childhood trauma of losing his parents due to the flooding of the local mine where his brother still works. Multiple awards include the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize for scientifically-themed work at the Sundance Film Festival.

"Son of Monarchs is a visually daring hybrid of science and art anchored by a riveting performance by Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta (Narcos, upcoming Black Panther II)" JUDE DRY, INDIEWIRE