The Tale of King Crab
Friday, April 15, 2022
Echoes the best work of Werner Herzog and Lucrecia Martel... de Righi and Zoppis are moviemakers worth keeping an eye on.
One of the secret cinematic jewels of the year.
A magical, shape-shifting fable.
Part Herzogian ecstatic ethnography, part Pasolinian picaresque.
A rare breed of film which inhabits both past and present; harkening back to the ambitious days of cinema of the 60s and 70s.
Now playing! All screenings feature a special video introduction by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis.
This rich, engrossing fiction feature debut from documentary filmmakers Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis takes storytelling itself as its subject. Based on a legendary figure about whom the filmmakers first heard while making their previous collaboration, 2015’s Il Solengo, this rousing, bifurcated tale follows the improbable adventures of Luciano (a bewitching Gabriele Silli), a village outcast in late-19th-century rural Italy. In the film’s first half, set in the countryside near Rome, his life is undone by alcohol, forbidden love, and an escalating quarrel with a local aristocrat; in the second, Luciano is in the distant Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, hunting for a mythic treasure with the help of a compass-like crab. Rigo de Righi and Zoppis have created a highly unconventional narrative of redemption, alternating images of grandeur and folkloric idiosyncrasy. An Oscilloscope Laboratories release. An NYFF59 Currents selection.
Introducing Matinee Pricing! All tickets are $10 for screenings before 3pm.
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