Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Tótem, Lila Avilés’ Sophomore Directing Effort, Is a Small, Intimate Film With Big Heart

We all have different mechanisms for coping with death or its imminent arrival. In the case of seven-year-old Sol’s family in Tótem, Mexican filmmaker Lila Avilés’ delicate second feature, that […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Touching, Thoughtful The Chambermaid Focuses on One Worthy Story

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Like last year’s triumphant Roma, a film by Alfonso Cuarón set in Mexico City, Lila Avilés’s debut feature film, The Chambermaid, follows the life of a servant. In Roma, it was a live-in […]

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