Hanway Films

Pinocchio

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Pinocchio


pre-production


 

Writer/Director
Matteo Garrone

Cast
Toni Servillo
Luca Marinelli
Alida Baldari Calabria

Producers
Matteo Garrone
Jeremy Thomas
Jean Labadie

Special Effects
Nick Dudman

BASED ON THE SHORT BOOK BY CARLO COLLODI

The surprising original story of Pinocchio, filled with all the iconic visual moments: the belly of the giant fish, the field of miracles, the land of toys, rich with imaginative animals and creatures.

A legendary adventure that transforms a mischievous wooden puppet into a real boy. In an Italian village, Geppetto, an old woodcarver, receives a piece of wood which looks perfect for his next project, a puppet. But when he sets to work 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 is disobedient – he tells lies, and every time he lies, his nose grows longer. Geppetto makes many sacrifices for him, but Pinocchio finds it hard to be good. He is easily led astray, tumbling from one misadventure into another in which he is tricked, kidnapped, chased by bandits and only narrowly escapes disaster. His loyal friend, the Fairy with the Turquoise Hair, makes him see that his dream - to be a real boy - can never come true until Pinocchio finally changes his ways.

With his vision of Pinocchio’s unique fantasy world, Matteo Garrone will surprise and delight with one of the world’s most read stories.