12.09.22 | RE GRANCHIO / THE TALE OF KING CRAB (IT/AR/FR 2021, Alessio Rigo de Righi & Matteo Zoppis)

IT/AR/FR 2021, D: Alessio Rigo de Righi & Matteo Zoppis, A: Gabriele Silli, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Severino Sperandio, 106′, OV with English subtitles, DCP

Italy, today. A handful of older hunters with rugged faces gather for a meal in convivial company, telling each other stories of Luciano, a character of the local folklore. From this documentary setting, THE TALE OF KING CRAB leaps into the life of Luciano – or maybe better: a version of it. Luciano, it is said, was a man of the late 18th or early 19th century with a preference for alcohol and a woman from the village. After having committed a crime, he is exiled to Tierra del Fuego and there, sets off searching for a mythical treasure. Neo-realist charm, aesthetic resorts to a pre-industrial age, quirky western: in this, the stunning camera work playfully is on track of the fever dream that cinema has always been.

Mon 12 SeptSchaubühne Lindenfels
9 pmregular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€