Tótem

Totem

Mexico | 2023 | 95 min. | Lila Avilés

Opens March 22, 2024

Seven-year-old Sol spends the day helping to prepare a surprise party for her father in this exquisite ensemble drama. The poignant and emotionally expansive film from Lila Avilés (The Chambermaid) cements her skill at directing dynamic ensemble performances in her stunning sophomore effort.

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.

  • Director: Lila Avilés
  • Principal Cast: Naíma Sentíes, Monserrat Marañon, Marisol Gasé, Saori Gurza, Teresita Sánchez
  • Country: Mexico, Denmark, France
  • Year: 2023
  • Running Time: 95 min.
  • Producer: Lila Avilés, Tatiana Graullera, Louise Riousse
  • Screenplay: Lila Avilés
  • Cinematographers: Diego Tenorio
  • Editors: Omar Guzmán
  • Music: Thomas Becka
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • US Distributor: Janus Sideshow
  • International Sales: Alpha Violet