Opening Night: Tito and the Birds
Time/Date: 7.00pm 10 July
PG | NZ Premiere | International Feature |73 mins | 8+
Tito is a shy 10-year-old boy who lives with his mother. Suddenly, an unusual epidemic starts to spread, making people sick whenever they get scared. Tito quickly discovers that the cure is somehow related to his missing father’s research on bird song. He embarks on a journey to save the world from the epidemic with his friends. Tito’s search for the antidote becomes a quest for his missing father and for his own identity.
“In this vibrant fantasy created using oil paintings, digital drawings, and graphic animation, a young boy and his two friends 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.” – TIFF Film Festival