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4.1
9 Ratings

Canícula

Directed by Jose Alvarez
Mexico, 2011
Documentary

Synopsis

An ethnography in the best sense of the word, Jose Álvarez’s film transports us to the Totonac village of Zapotal, Santa Cruz, providing a series of indelible moments: an awkward first dance, a lonely wash in a spring, and the daily toil of bowl makers…

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Canícula Directed by Jose Alvarez

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  • Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film Canícula

    Mesmerizing cultural documentary takes on a journey to the Totonac village of Zapotal, Santa Cruz. Examines their day to day lives and the way they preserve their own traditions and heritage. Breathtaking cinematography, and beautifully observed, CANÍCULA is a fascinating exploration of a simple way of life that hasn't lost touch with its roots over hundreds of years.