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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)

Opens on November 18

Director: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson Run Time: 114 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2022

Starring: Christoph Waltz, David Bradley, Ewan McGregor, Gregory Mann, Tilda Swinton

Country: United States, Mexico, France
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2022 BFI London Film Festival.

Love will give you life. During the rise of fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, a mischievous wooden boy brought magically to life struggles to live up to his father’s expectations and find his place in the world. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reinvents the classic adventure in this stunning stop-motion musical tale.

“powerful and life-affirming… Pinocchio pushes the oldest form of animation to new places”

—Rafael Motamayor for IndieWire

About the filmmaker:

Master storyteller Guillermo del Toro’s imaginative films have earned recognition at Cannes, Venice, and other festivals around the world. From Mexico, his Spanish language films earned him a place on the international stage beginning with his sensational 1993 feature debut Cronos, which was Mexico’s official submission to the Academy Awards, followed by The Devil’s Backbone (2001) and the universally acclaimed Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). His other features include Hellboy (2004), Pacific Rim (2013), and Crimson Peak (2015), followed by The Shape of Water, which earned 3 prizes at Venice before winning Best Picture and Best Directing at the 2018 Academy Awards, and 2021’s Nightmare Alley, nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022) is co-directed by Mark Gustafson — a skilled director and animator who has worked on films like Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) — and co-written by Patrick McHale, writer and creative director on the animated series Adventure Time (2010-2018).

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