Saturday, January 16, 2016

In Brief: Tito's Glasses (2014) New York Jewish Film Festival 2016

Adriana Altaras' bestselling autobiography is turned into a whimsical cinematic essay as Altaras explores her family's history after delving into the things her parents left behind after they died.

The key to enjoying this film is clicking into the films knowing and frequently jokey attitude. Altaras makes no pretense that the film is anything other than  romp as she travels across Europe in the hope of making sense of how she ended up in Germany after her family spent World War 2 fighting against Hitler. If you don't click with its up beat attitude and peppy music this film is going to be a tough go. If on the other hand you do this film can be an absolute charmer.

For me the film was an pleasant diversion. It took me a while to click with the film, largely because I didn't fully click with Altara. However once she started meeting various people along the way I began to settle in and enjoy myself.

In the end I had a good time. Is this the best film ever? No, but it is an entertaining time passer.

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