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"Little Tito and the Aliens" at the European Union Film Festival




The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, is pleased to present the screening of "Little Tito and the Aliens" at the 14th annnual edition of the European Union Film Festival in Toronto.

Science fiction, poetry and human emotions are woven together in this stunning tale set near the famous Area 51, where legend has it that aliens exist. The film focuses on a crazy scientist (Mastandrea) who should be working on a secret project for the United States government, but has instead spent the last six years lying on a sofa with his headphones on and antenna pointing towards the sky, waiting for signals from space. His brother, Fidel (Imparato), sends him a bizarre video message from Naples, informing him that he's dead. Before his two orphaned children (little Tito and teenage Anita) land in Nevada thinking that they're going to meet Lady Gaga and instead find themselves in the middle of nowhere, with an eccentric uncle they barely know.

Filmed in the Tabernas desert in Almeria (not far from where Sergio Leone’s films were shot), near to the real Area 51 in Nevada and the former Montalto di Castro nuclear power station, with its "stellar" weddings , "Spielbergh-esque close-knit" meetings and framed photographs of lost loved ones used as telephone receivers, Paola Randi looks to the stars to talk about love, loss and fading memories, including those we would like to keep alive, and does so by maintaining a melancholy lightness to this crazy, colourful and vital extra-terrestrial film, where aliens are much closer and dearer to us than we think.

Original Title: Tito e gli alieni
Country: Italy
Director: Paola Randi
Cast: Valerio Mastandrea, Clémence Poesy, Luca Esposito, Chiara Stella Riccio
Genre: Comedy
Language: Italian
time: 92 minutes
Release Date: 2017

Saturday 10 November 2018 6:00PM

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Date: Da Saturday, November 10, 2018 a Sunday, November 11, 2018

Time: At 6:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura, ICFF, EUFF

Entrance : With fee


Royal Cinema 608 College St, Toronto, M6G 1B4,