‘Son of Sovereigns’ Review: Butterflies and Belonging

“Son of Monarchs” is about immigration, but this is no ordinary border crossing story. Directed by director Alexis Gambis, the film resists the stereotypical formulas that Hollywood demands of Mexican immigration dramas. Instead, he draws on the allegory of monarch butterflies to chart an alternative journey of being and belonging. Mendel (an outstanding Tenoch Huerta) …