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La vera leggenda di Tony Vilar

The True Legend of Tony Vilar
Movie is part of the Gala Party
Sunday, October 7, 2018
7:30 pm
$75 General
$60 SDIFF Members, Students & Military
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Credits

Year
Italy, 2006, 91 mins
DIRECTED BY
Giuseppe Gagliardi
Screenplay
Giuseppe Gagliardi, Peppe Voltarelli
Editing
Gianluca Stuard
Cinematography
Michele Paradisi
Music
Peppe Voltarelli, Tony Vilar
Cast
Peppe Voltarelli, Roy Paci, Tony Vilar, Cristina Mantis, Saverio La Ruina, Dario De Luca, Totonno Chiappetta
Producer
Gino Pennacchi, Sarah Pennacchi, Andrea Kerkoc
Production
Tico Film Company, Avocado Pictures
Distribution
Rai Com

Review

A vibrant mockumentary road trip bursting with larger-than-life characters!

The story of Tony Vilar is half real and half legend. Historically, he is a real-life singing star who was born in Calabria, Italy, moved to Argentina as a child, and became one of the most successful South American singers of the 1960s. At the height of his career Tony Vilar mysteriously disappeared. But a legend grew up around the disappearance, and director Giuseppe Gagliardi takes on that legend with a musical tale about fictional Calabrian singer Peppe Voltarelli, who has always venerated the myth of Tony Vilar. Setting out to learn what has become of the former crooner, Peppe’s journey leads him from Italy to Buenos Aires and finally New York. The movie plays with both documentary and fiction with this tongue-in-cheek, mockumentary-style spoof, enlivened by a broad cast of improbable characters. A whimsical road trip film that will finally unveil the mystery of Tony Vilar.

Musician & actor Peppe Voltarelli in attendance with a live performance! The movie is part of our annual Gala Party.

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