Official Selection: SXSW
Sylvio is a gorilla who just wants to find his place in the everyday, human world.
While he works a dull job, in a small town, he would prefer to be playing with Herbert Herpels, his hand puppet. Through a strange turn of events Sylvio finds himself appearing on television, and his life rapidly starts to change, as he starts to discover the gorilla he really could be.
An off-beat comedy, with a comic mood that has been compared to Tim and Eric, Sylvio is the kind of low-budget slightly skewed existential movie from which cults are born.
Bonus oddity: according to the film’s credits the titular gorilla plays himself in the film.
“A hilarious and touching examination of our search for fulfilment and one of those weird little movies that is worth seeking out.” Screen Anarchy
Screens with the short film Party Tricks.