Few days after announcing they won the rights to Matteo Garrone‘s Pinocchio, Vertigo Releasing have now released the film’s UK Trailer.
The film is an live action version of of the classic story of the puppet who wants to be a real boy. Disney Pictures created the classic animation in 1940 and ever since we’ve had many adaptions animated and live action. This film made it’s world premiere at Berlin Film Festival last year and released cinematically at Christmas in Italy.
Life Is Beautiful Academy winning Robert Bengini plays our old woodcarver Gepetto who carves the puppet that comes alive. Calling him Pinocchio (Federico Ielapi) brings him up as his own son, however his new son can’t seem to keep out of trouble leading him on an adventure to become an real boy!
Despite the mixed reviews there’s something about this film that captures our curiosities. We don’t know why, Possibly Garrone’s filmography which includes Tale Of Tales and Dogman and Gomorrah. Our only downside is the dubbing, why not subtitles?
Pinocchio tells the tale of an old woodcarver names Gepetto (Benigni) who creates a puppet, which then magically comes to life. Gepetto names him Pinocchio (Ielapi) and brings him up as is son. Pinocchio however finds it hard to be good and is easily led astray. He ends up stumbling from one misadventure to another – whether in the belly of a giant fish, in the Land of Toys or in the Field of Miracles. It is up to his loyal friend the Fairy (Vacth) to help him see that his dream of becoming a real boy is only possible if he finally changes his ways.
The cast includes Marine Vacth, Marcello Fonte, Gigi Proietti, Davide Marotta, Massimiliano Gallo, Rocco Papaleo, and Massimo Ceccherini.
Pinocchio will be released in UK and Irish Cinemas from 14th August, with previews on 10th August.