Tótem

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Tótem

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Shortlisted for Best International Feature for the 2024 Academy Awards®

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.

Catch Lila Aviles’ previous film The Chambermaid at the JBFC on Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 as a part of our Nuestro Cine series.

"A luminous and soul-nourishing microcosm built on profound love in the face of impending grief, the film reveals itself in the charged interactions between its multiple characters."
Carlos Aguilar, The Playlist
"Rich with detail while also being intensely specific to the large middle-class family it observes, Avilés’ lifelike and lived-in second feature alternates among roughly half a dozen characters, inviting audiences to pick their own points of identification in the ensemble."
Peter Debruge, Variety


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