Mi tía Toty (My Aunt Toty) I 2016 I 1 h 25 m I Doc.
EFFNY2017 I NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE I OPENING FILM I IN COMPETITION
Spanish and French with English subtitles
Directed by León Felipe Troya I Featuring Toty Rodríguez I Written by León Felipe Troya and Carla Valencia.
A look at the life of Toty Rodríguez, the Ecuadorian actress who made her career in France in the 1960s. A well known diva in Ecuador, she is also an icon of the women's rights movement in the country.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
León Felipe Troya was born in Quito in 1969. He’s a film director, production sound mixer, and actor.
His first short film, Take it! (1996) was shot in Prague as part of his studies--the 3F program of the FAMU Institute. This short participated in film festivals such as La Habana, Madrid Experimental Film Festival, and São Paulo Film Festival. His second short, Choclotanda 2000) was part of the showcase “Ecuador in short” and was shown throughout the country. As an actor he was featured in the short films, Tropezón (2000, Víctor Arregui) and 6:03 a.m. (2006, Pedro Cajigal), and the feature films, Cuando me toque a mí (2006, Víctor Arregui) and La Llamada (2012, David Nieto). The documentary, Mi tía Toty, is his first feature as director. It’s a look at the life of Toty Rodríguez, the Ecuadorian actress who made her career in France in the 1960s, a diva and feminist icon in he country. In the film, she returns to Paris with her nephew to make a film, revisit her past and catch up with old friends in the city that changed her life. Currently he’s working on his second documentary project, La casa de los arupos.