About the film
In this new imagining of the iconic classic, Matteo Garrone returns to the authentic roots of the Pinocchio story. With this ground-breaking live action film shot in stunning Italian locations, Garrone creates a rich fantasy world filled with luminous, funny and touching moments.
Academy Award® winning actor Roberto Benigni plays Geppetto, an old woodcarver who creates a puppet. But something magical happens – the cheeky puppet begins to talk, walk and eat like any young boy. Geppetto calls him Pinocchio and brings him up as his son.