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“Pinocchio”: Live-action with Roberto Benigni arrives at national cinemas

Lima, January 14, 2022Updated on 01/14/2022 07:04 pm

This 2022 brings great news for lovers of the seventh art. On January 20, the new adaptation of the classic fairy tale will hit the national billboard “Pinocchio”, which comes to life in the hands of Italian director Matteo Garrone and stars Oscar winner for “Life is Beautiful” Roberto Benigni.

After his last performance in Woody Allen’s “To Rome with Love” 15 years ago, Benigni returns to the big screen as an elderly carpenter who wishes to have a child and decides to sculpt a wooden puppet in the shape of a child that comes to life. However, the man’s joy collapses when he disappears after sneaking out of school to see the puppet show.

The classic tale of the wooden doll takes a radical twist in this groundbreaking version that has garnered rave reviews for being the best live-action film adaptation of “Pinocchio” ever made. Even, was nominated for the 2021 Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and for Best Costume Design.

Garrone’s version is very much like a story for the whole family, because it recovers the magic of ancient fables.

The film is shot in Italian settings and has a local cast, the adventures of this wooden doll is recreated in an environment of misery and dirt where he will discover the world and the evil of men. Only the Fairy will save him twice from death and will behave lovingly towards him.


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