Fiction feature, 95 min
Director Lila Avilés
Scriptwriter Lila Avilés
Producers Romy Tatiana Graullera, Louise Riousse & Lila Avilés,
Co-producers Per Damgaard Hansen & Jean-Baptiste Bailly-Maitre
Produced by Limerencia Films (Mexico), Laterna, Paloma Productions (Denmark) and Alpha Violet Productions (France)
TÓTEM is a choral film about life. Seven-year-old Sol spends the day at her Grandfather’s home, helping her aunts Nuri and Alejandra 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 will change dramatically, embracing the essence of letting go and cherishing the breath of life.