Leila Avilés won the Worldwide Jury Prize for her film ‘Totem’, while filmmaker Tatiana Huezo was awarded Best Director in the Encounters section of Berlinale 2023 for her documentary ‘El Eco’.
The Berlin International Film Festival, popularly known as Berlinale, began on 16 February. This year its 73rd edition was held, in which the chairman of the jury was none more and none less Kristen Stewartwho gained great fame after appearing in the saga twilightAnd just last year she was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Diana Princess of Wales in the film wigby Chilean director Pablo Larrain.
As part of the official selection, Mexican tatiana huejo participated in the encounter section with his new documentary titled reflected soundpremiered a day after the opening of the festival and for won the best director award, In this work, the filmmaker portrays a small town in the state of Puebla; Occupying the daily lives of the people of the said community and devoting their lives to working the land.
After receiving rave reviews for his film fire night (Available on Netflix), filmmaker returns to documentary genre, as we saw Storm, on this occasion with reflected soundThe award was given for “Disha’s sweet confidence and uncompromising honesty, which enhance both the powerful human qualities of its leadership and their connection to nature.”
another mexican director who He also premiered his new film at Berlinale 2023. Leela EvilsThe first feature of which MaidHe got great recognition in Mexico. Now it’s time to introduce totem as a contender for the Golden Bear, a drama in which we are introduced to Soul, a seven-year-old girl who throws a surprise party for her father and which soon creates a rift in a family. for this tape The director received the ecological jury award by unanimous decision.
in regard of totemThe following was expressed: “The jury was really impressed with the complex and sensitive way it portrayed the love that really holds this family together, neither false nor idealized. It also highlights how Mexican culture deals with death and celebrates life at the same time. ,
After seeing these two women perform in Berlin, There is no doubt that quality cinema continues to be produced in the country, as Guillermo del Toro argued a few months ago when the scandal at the Ariel Awards came to light. we can’t wait for you totem As reflected sound Can be seen by Mexican viewers. Congratulations to Tatiana Huezo and Leila Aviles! And if you want to continue supporting national cinema, don’t forget to bonemaker Available in theaters now by Michele Garza Cervera.