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Diego Andaluz Jeffery Zhang Tessa Smith Valerie Complex

‘Son of Monarchs’ Review: A Lyrical Rediscovery of a Fractured identity (Sundance 2021)

On this episode of The Global Film Podcast, Editor-In-Chief and Host Diego Andaluz reviews Alexis Gambis’ latest film Son of Monarchs. Joined by contributors Valerie Complex (Variety), Jeffery Zhang (Strange Harbors), and Tessa Smith, they discuss their in-depth thoughts on the technical and thematic strengths and shortcomings of the film, among other notable highlights.

After his grandmother’s death, a Mexican biologist living in New York returns to his hometown, nestled in the majestic monarch butterfly forests of Michoacán, for the first time in many years. The journey forces him to confront past traumas and reflect on his new hybrid identity, sparking a personal and spiritual metamorphosis.

Son of Monarchs premiered at the 2021 edition of the Sundance Film Festival. Listen to our review at the 49-minute mark of our Sundance Special episode below or here on your preferred podcast platform.

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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