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Son of Monarchs (2020). Son of Monarchs: Directed by Alexis Gambis. With Paulina Gaitan, William Mapother, Tenoch Huerta, Angélica Aragón. A Mexican biologist living in New York returns to his hometown, nestled in the majestic butterfly forests of Michoacán. The journey forces him to confront past traumas and reflect on his hybrid identity, sparking a personal metamorphosis.
“I love movies that combine strong narative elements with sound and realistic scientific facts. Alexis Gambis did this successfully with the fly Room when he told the story of crazy but brilliant scientist Calvin Bridges—he does it again with in his second feature, Sons of Monarchs, which incorporates the themes of immigration, family ties and the sense of belonging. Strong performances, especially from Tenoch Huerta and the other Mexican actors.”