Sylvio

2017

Sylvio

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71%

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It's the story of a small town gorilla, Sylvio, who is stuck in his job at a debt collection agency. Deep down he just wants to express himself with his hand puppet, Herbert Herpels, and his experimental puppet show that highlights the quiet moments of life. He accidentally joins a local TV program and a series of on-air mishaps threaten to shatter his identity, sending him on an adventure of self-discovery where reality and fantasy start to blend.

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (2)

  • A work of gentle whimsy and surprising pathos, Sylvio proposes a buddy-comedy scenario involving a most unlikely screen pair.

    October 12, 2017 | Full Review…
  • This charming lo-fi indie from actor-director Kentucker Audley and director Albert Birney is attuned to its own eccentric wavelength, equal parts absurd and poignant.

    October 11, 2017 | Full Review…

    Nick Schager

    Variety
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  • Bernardi is an actor of genius; his Janus-faced pantomime, as Sylvio struggles voicelessly for a place among human chatterboxes, channels the infinite grace of the great silent-film comedians.

    October 9, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Sylvio endures a classic journey toward making peace with his existence, and that's enough to make it worthwhile.

    March 14, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    indieWire
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  • One of Sylvio's greatest strengths is the ever-present, though never fully verified sense that Birney and Audley are having a long laugh at their audience's expense.

    March 11, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Sylvio ends up being a heartfelt, meditative, offbeat, unpredictable, attentive, and drop-dead hilarious film.

    July 1, 2020 | Full Review…

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