A vital platform for Mexican cinema in the U.S.
Sunday, April 5, 4:30pm
Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18
Mexico, 2019, 1 hr 20 mins
Producer: Daniela Contreras
Director: Marίa Sojob
Writer: Marίa Sojob
Cinematographer: José Alfredo Jiménez
Editor: Nicolás Défossé
In Tzotzil and Spanish with English subtitles
In her deeply personal debut documentary feature, Tzotzil filmmaker María Sojob documents the unexpected encounter between an old man, who is going blind, and his granddaughter, who has a limited memory of her childhood. As the grandfather weaves a traditional hat, the threads of family history are untangled. Between the silences, it becomes possible to understand the meaning of love in Tzotzil. A deceptively simple film, Tote/Abuelo is a complex portrait that contrasts the point of view of a younger generation with a traditional world that was largely marginalized.
Best Documentary Directed by a Woman, Morelia International Film Festival, 2019
Ambulante Award, Morelia International Film Festival, 2019
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