Mexican director Lila Avilés’s Berlinale Competition film Totem is selling briskly for Alpha Violet, including to New Wave Films for the UK and Ireland.
Rights for Spain have gone to Adso Films, which has previously released films such as Marie Kreutzer’s Corsage and Laurent Larivière’s About Joan.
Tótem is about a family getting ready for a birthday party, told through the eyes of a young girl. It is produced by Limerencia Films, Laterna and Paloma Production.
New Wave handled Avilés’ 2018 film The Chambermaid that premiered in Toronto and went on to win the Ariel award for best first film from the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences and was later chosen as the Mexican entry for the Oscars.
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