Tótem

Dir: Lila Avilés (2023)

MEXICO'S OFFICIAL SUBMISSION FOR THE 2024 OSCARS: BEST INTERNATIONAL AWARD

WINNER: ECUMENICAL PRIZE, BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL 2023

WINNER: SPECIAL JURY MENTION, MELBOUNRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023

WINNER: BEST FILM, NEW DIRECTORS / NEW FILMS NYC

In a bustling Mexican household, seven-year-old Sol is swept up in a whirlwind of preparations for the birthday party for her father, Tona, led by her mother, aunts and other relatives. As the day goes on, building to an event both anticipated and dreaded, Sol begins to understand the gravity of the celebration this year and watches as her family does the same. This poignant and emotionally expansive film from Lila Aviles (The Chambermaid) cements her skill at directing dynamic, ensemble performances in her stunning sophomore effort.

Coming to cineams in mid-2024

Director: Lila Avilés

Year: 2023

Country: Mexico

Language: Spanish

Run Time: 93 MIN

Rating: CTC

One of the finest movies you’ll see this year.” - New York Times

"Exquisite Mexican family drama of joy and heartbreak"  - ✰✰✰✰✰ The Guardian

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