WHO’S IN IT?
Federico Ielapi (Quo Vado?), Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful), Rocco Papaleo (What a Beautiful Day), Massimo Ceccherini (Napoleon and Me), Marine Vacth (L’Amant Double), Alida Baldari Calabria (Dogman), Gigi Proietti (La Tosca), Alessio Di Domenicantonio (Raphael – Lord of the Arts), Maria Pia Timo (The Friends at the Margherita Café), Maurizio Lombardi (Some Say No), Davide Marotta (The Passion of the Christ)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Matteo Garrone (Tale of Tales), director, writer, producer; Massimo Ceccherini (Lucignolo), writer; Paolo Del Brocco (The Stolen Caravaggio), Anne-Laure Labadie (Madre), Jean Labadie (Dogman) and Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor), producers; Dario Marianelli (Atonement), composer; Nicolai Brüel (The Machine), cinematographer; Marco Spoletini (Gomorrah), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
A poor Italian carpenter named Geppetto (Benigni) is shocked to discover that the wooden boy puppet has has been making, named Pinocchio (Ielapi), has come alive. The young puppet soon finds himself wandering into a series of misadventures on his quest to become a real boy…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
In what is perhaps the most ambitious live-action adaptation of the classic Italian fairy tale to date, director Matteo Garrone has made a true epic out of the material, with a fine ensemble that includes Oscar-winner Roberto Benigni.