Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio © Netflix (2022)
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio © Netflix (2022)
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio © Netflix (2022)

ACMI presents

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio + short film Tangki (Donkey)

Guillermo del Toro & Mark Gustafson | USA, Mexico, France | 2022 | M

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Directors Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson join forces with the Jim Henson Company and ShadowMachine to create a macabre stop-motion marvel.

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reinvents the classic tale of the wooden marionette who is magically brought to life to mend the heart of the grieving woodcarver Geppetto. This macabre stop-motion film directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson follows the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world.

Based on the 19th-century story by Carlo Collodi which has been the source of inspiration for countless films including Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) as well as Osamu Tezuka's creation Astro Boy, Guillermo del Toro offers a reimagining that is darker in tone to many, but emotionally resonant. In an auteurist change that connects the dots to his previous films The Devil's Backbone (2001) and Pan's Labyrinth (2006), del Toro relocates Carlo Collodi's classic children's story to Italy's interwar period under the fascist rule of Benito Mussolini.

Ewan McGregor narrates the film as Sebastian J. Cricket and is joined by a star-studded cast including Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Netflix
Courtesy: Netflix
Runtime: 117 min



Contains scary scenes, mature themes, and violence.


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Tangki (Donkey) (2022)

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Tangki (Donkey) (2022)

Dir. Jonathan Daw & Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM | Australia | 6 mins | Pitjantjatjara with English Subtitles

Interweaving live action conversations with beautiful stop motion animation, three women have a yarn about donkeys and how they've helped their desert community. Courtesy of Tjanpi Desert Weavers and the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council.

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