Lila Avilés

Lila Avilés


I see cinema as a moment to think and go deeper. For me that is the importance of cinema that something profound is moving.


Lila Avilés was born in Mexico. She has worked in the theater as a director, writer and actress. She then moved into directing some shorts. Her documentary THE FERTILITY OF THE LAND won Best Documentary in Ecofilm Fest 2016. NENA is a short documentary about her aunt´s life in Cuernavaca. Her debut feature THE CHAMBERMAID had its international premiere at the 2018 Toronto IFF, and European premiere at the 2018 San Sebastian FF. It won the Guerrero Prize of the Press Fiction and Ojo Prize for Mexican Feature Film at the Morelia FF. She is developing her next movie that is an autobiographical story.

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