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by Lila Avilés


Seven-year-old Sol spends the day at her grandfather’s home, helping her aunts Nuri and Alejandra with the preparations for a surprise party they are throwing for Sol’s father, Tonatiuh. As daylight fades, a strange and chaotic atmosphere takes over, shattering the bonds that hold a family together. Sol will come to understand that her world is about to change dramatically...

international title: Totem
original title: Tótem
country: Mexico, Denmark, France
sales agent: Alpha Violet
year: 2023
genre: fiction
directed by: Lila Avilés
film run: 95'
release date: ES 01/03/2024, BE 27/03/2024
screenplay: Lila Avilés
cast: Naíma Sentíes, Montserrat Marañón, Marisol Gasé, Mateo García Elizondo
cinematography by: Diego Tenorio
film editing: Omar Guzman
music: Thomas Becka
producer: Tatiana Graullera, Lila Avilés, Louise Riousse
co-producer: Per Damgaard Hansen, Jean-Baptiste Bailly-Maitre
production: Paloma Productions, Alpha Violet, Limerencia Films (MX), Laterna (MX)
backing: DFI (Danish Film Institute) + New Danish Screen, Eficine Produccion-BBVA (MX), Hubert Bals Fund (NL), Aide aux Cinémas du Monde (CNC et Institut français) (FR), Visions Sud Est (CH)
distributor: ADSO Films, Vedette Belgium, Rezo Films

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