Totó

Direction
Year
2009
Country
  • Austria
Duration
128min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Antonio Cotroneo, a man in his fifties; in his Calabrian hometown everybody calls him Totó. For many decades he has been living in his chosen exile. Having subsequently married an Austrian woman and fathered four sons, the graduate political scientist earns his money as an usher at Vienna Konzerthaus. For Peter Schreiner's filmic close-up of the person Totó, however, these biographic data are hardly of any interest. Totó, the film, is rather a catchment basin for the principal character's thoughts and moods.

Details

  • Original title
    Totó
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Peter Schreiner
  • DOP
    Peter Schreiner
  • Editing
    Peter Schreiner
  • Sound
    Peter Schreiner
  • Duration
    128 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2009
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Venice Film Festival 2009 / Italy
    • International Film Festival Viennale 2009 / Austria
    • Duisburger Filmwoche 2009 / Germany
    • International Filmfestival Rotterdam 2010 / The Netherlands
    • Mostra de cinema de expressão alemã, Lisboa 2010 / Portugal
    • Mediterranean Experience Festival, Reggio-Calabria 2010 / Italy
    • International Documentary Filmfestival ZagrebDox 2010 / Croatia
    • Bradford International Filmfestival 2010 / Great Britain
    • Diagonale 2010, Graz / Austria
    • Jeonju International Filmfestival 2010 / South Korea
    • Buenos Aires Independent Filmfestival 2010 / Argentina
    • European Film Week Tehran 2010 / Iran
    • Transilvania International Filmfestival 2010 / Romania
    • Cinédécouvertes Competition 2010 / Belgium
    • International Filmfestival Kino Otok - Cinema Isola 2010 / Slovenia
    • dfi-Symposium "Töne sehen - Bilder hören", 2010, Köln / Germany
    • International Filmfestival "Saratov Sufferings" 2010, Saratov / Russia
    • International Filmfestival DocLisboa 2010 / Portugal
    • International Filmfestival Denver 2010 / United States
    • Italian American Institute, New York, 2010 / United States
    • Lendwirbel-Festival, Graz 2011 / Austria
    • European Film Days 2011, Tokyo / Japan
    • Lume International Filmfestival 2011 / Brazil
    • International Film Festival "anuu-ru-aboro" - A Man`s Shadow 2011, Pweedi Wiimia / New Caledonia
    • Cinemigrante International Filmfestival 2016, Buenos Aires / Argentina
    • San Mauro Torinese International Film Festival 2018 / Italy
  • Awards
    • Diagonale - Award for Best Cinematography, Documentary film 2009/10
    • BIG STAMP - Award for Best Regional Film, Int. Documentary Film Festival ZagrebDox 2010, Croatia
    • winner of the "Critical Eye Screening", Lume International Filmfestival 2011, Brazil

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