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:: Spotlight :: We Stick Together (Restare Uniti) to premiere on April 4

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Returning to Australia after gaining international recognition on the film festival circuit, Tino Films will debut its award winning short, We Stick Together (Restare Uniti), in Victoria on April 4 at Palace Cinema Como. Inspired by true events in World War II, the film expounds some of the darker points in Australian history that saw thousands of Italian migrants labelled “enemy aliens”, removed from their families, and sent to internment camps.

After witnessing his father forcibly imprisoned by fascists in Italy, 18 year old Gianni flees to Western Australia with his mother and vows never to leave her side. But when Mussolini declares war on the Allies in 1940, racial tensions in Australia escalate, and Gianni is about to face one of his greatest threats yet. How far will he go to honour his promise and preserve his freedom?

“This is a universal story about the value of liberty, not about pointing the finger. I think in that way, Gianni’s experience really resonates with any contemporary society”, says Writer/ Producer Daniel Tenni.

Winner of Best Short Film (Ridgewood Film Festival, New Jersey USA 2011), and Best Aesthetics (Hugo Awards, Copenhagen 2011), We Stick Together is a visually compelling film that has touched audiences around the globe.

“Great piece, very talented team behind a story which could translate solidly to a feature film…” - Kim Ledger, Actor Heath Ledger's Manager

“One of the best shorts I have ever seen.” - DC Shorts Film Festival, Washington DC, USA 2011

We Stick Together (Restare Uniti) is directed by Julius Telmer; produced & written by Daniel Tenni and stars Frank Fazio, Chloe King, Lawson Reeves & Chris Hill

See the trailer here

A short film called Tiramisu will screen prior to We Stick Together at the upcoming premiere in Melbourne. Tiramisu (written and directed by Carl Stella) translated from the Italian language means “pick me up”. This film tells the story of Daniel, a young Italian Australian man struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Italian/Australian actor James Liotta stars as Daniel in this wonderful and emotional story. James Liotta has been performing for over twenty years with a great focus on entertainment for the Italian/Australian community. The film also stars the talents of Adam La Rosa.

Tickets for the night are available through Eventix

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