TIFF 2018 Review: TITO AND THE BIRDS (Tito e os Pássaros)(Brazil 2018) ***

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2018. Go to TIFF 2018 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

Tito and the Birds Poster


Eduardo Benaim (screenwriter), Gustavo Steinberg(screenwriter)

From Brazil and in Portuguese comes an unusual animation fantasy TITO AND THE BIRDS, created using oil paintings, digital drawings, and graphic animation.  The story concerns a young boy Tito who with his two friends, Sarah and big eyed Buiú set out on a mission to find his father’s missing research on bird songs — the one thing that just might save their world from an epidemic where being afraid makes you ill.  

As explained by Tito’s father the only thing to fear is fear itself and he invents a therapy bird machine that explodes with Tito inured.  Father is banished by the mother and disappears.   It is clear that the filmmakers imitate Disney’s features with its family story and attention to charm. 

 The metaphor of fear and disease is emphasized a bit too much which also will not be appreciated by the younger audience.  What stands out in this feature is the stunning oil colouring.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aMR9dWWar0



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