Tito Unclassified 18+
Emerging talent Grace Glowicki directs and stars in this provocative debut that mixes midnight-movie madness, psycho-expressionism and stoner comedy to confront gender and fear in thrilling new ways.
An anxiety-wracked young man, Tito – played in a cross-gender performance by director Grace Glowicki – is trapped in a house, cowering in fear of unseen, demonic predators that hunt him on the outside. On the verge of a complete breakdown, Tito is visited by a seemingly friendly stoner neighbour, but is he the salvation he needs?
Drawn from her desire to “re-appropriate the experience of women-as-prey as the male creation”, Glowicki’s debut is as singular an experience as any this year, inhabiting the off-kilter surrealism of late-night cult movie weirdness while offering a confronting, sometimes hilarious, often disturbing thesis on male predation and female fear.
“Tito is the sort of visionary work that film festival audiences deserve to discover … a filmmaker willing to tackle complex themes with a singular voice.” – IndieWire