Tótem

Trailer Review

STARR · RHINEBECK

“And the Oscar goes to…” film series

Opens March 15

Oscar shortlisted for Best International Feature. Presented largely from the point of view of two children, this jaw-dropping Mexican film immerses audiences in a boisterous family gathering, where a handful of adult siblings have converged to celebrate their brother, a painter named Tonatiuh. As the day builds to an anticipated event, we come to understand the gravity of the celebration. (Lila Avilés, Mexico/Denmark/France, 2023, 95m)

“Noisy and joyous as the multi-generational bash at (its) heart, Tótem packs a hefty wallop for a film that’s only 95 minutes, and should further solidify Aviles’ reputation as an auteur with a unique vision.”— Hollywood Reporter