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Sunday 3rd March 11:15 AM


Director: Lila Avilés Country: Mexico
Cert: TBC Year: 2023 Length: 95 mins

Audience Reaction

Score: 89.63% Attendance: 41


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database


Mexico's entry for the 2024 Oscars

Director Lila Avilés' (The Chambermaid) latest film is set in a large house where, over a long day, family and friends meet for the birthday of 7 year old Sol's father, but as it will likely be his last, it is also a farewell ceremony.

Thanks To Verve Pictures


open_quote Subtle but thoughtful family drama in which acclaimed director Lila Áviles accurately reflects the different nuances of each character and shows the different ways in which each of them faces an imminent tragedy within the family nucleus. close_quote IMDB

open_quote Tótem is a compassionate little wonder of a film. close_quote Amanda Heller-Nicholas

open_quote Tótem cements Avilés as a new pioneer for Mexican cinema whose potential could one day rival or even surpass the Cuarón’s and Del Toro’s of this world. close_quote David Opie, indieWire



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