Monday Night Foreign Films - Totem

2023 Mexico 1hr 35minutes
Drama NR
In Spanish with English subtitles

Mexico's Submission to the Academy Awards for Best International Film.
NYTimes Critic' Pick 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 Avilés (The Chambermaid) cements her skill at directing dynamic ensemble performances in her stunning sophomore effort.