Totem 12A

Fri 15 – Thu 21 Dec
★★★★★ – Observer



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Director: Lila Avilés

Cast: Naíma Sentíes, Montserrat Marañon, Marisol Gasé

Year: 2023

Duration: 95 mins

Certificate: 12A

"★★★★★ – a vital ensemble drama that’s suffused with joy and love" – Observer

★★★★ – Eye for Film

In preparation for her father’s surprise birthday party, seven year old Sol spends the day at her grandfather’s house, along with other family members busying themselves for a defiant celebration.

This may well be his last birthday, as he has been diagnosed with cancer, and as the day goes on the weight of mortality begins to affect the rhythms and structure of the whole family.

Actor-turned-director Lila Avilés’ (The Chambermaid) sophomore feature is infused with tenderness, a personal and affecting prelude to grief.

Spanish with English subtitles.