Pinocchio

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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

original title:

PINOCCHIO

directed by:

screenplay:

Matteo Garrone, from the novel by Carlo Collodi

cinematography:

set design:

production:

Archimede, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema, Recorded Picture Company, supported by MiBACT, in association with Leone Film Group, Unipol Banca, with the support of Eurimages, Regione Toscana,

country:

Italy/France

year:

2019

format:

colour

status:

In post-production (10/06/2019)

In this new imagining of the iconic classic beloved across the world, Matteo Garrone returns to the authentic roots of the Pinocchio story. With this groundbreaking live action film shot in Italy, Garrone creates a rich fantasy world of mystery and wonder, filled with luminous, funny and touching moments.
Geppetto, an old woodcarver, receives a piece of wood perfect for his next project: a puppet. But something magical happens – the cheeky puppet begins to talk, and can walk, run and eat like any young boy. Geppetto calls him Pinocchio, and brings him up as his son.
But Pinocchio finds it hard to be good. Easily led astray, he tumbles from one misadventure to another as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits through a fantastical world full of imaginative creatures – from the belly of a giant fish, to the land of toys and the field of miracles. His loyal friend, the Fairy with the Turquoise Hair, tries to make him see that his dream – to be a real boy – can never come true until Pinocchio finally changes his ways.