THE TALE OF KING CRAB

May 20 to May 23
Friday thru Monday 4pm, 6:15

Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis - 2021 - 105m - Italy - In Italian & Spanish with English subtitles

Luciano is a wandering outcast in a remote, late 19th-century Italian village. His life becomes undone by alcohol, forbidden love, and a bitter conflict with the prince of the region over the right of passage through an ancient gateway. When the quarrel escalates, Luciano is exiled to the distant Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego where, with the help of ruthless gold-diggers, he searches for a mythical treasure, paving his way toward redemption. However, in these barren lands, only greed and insanity can prevail.

"Profound... [the film] owes its existence to a really good story, a little exaggeration, and the enthusiastic consumption of alcohol." - Screen Slate

"A work of genuine cinematic imagination and power." — FILM FESTIVAL TODAY

“Recalling the works of several revered auteurs, Italian and otherwise, it’s a novel film of various intersections announcing an intriguing pair of new directorial voices.” — IONCINEMA

“[An] unforgettable chronicle of humanity.” — INTERNATIONAL CINEPHILE SOCIETY

“Pirates, princes, crabs, treasure maps, gold-diggers, and shipwrecks… Billowing from the fantasy world of KING CRAB is an ancient pleasure, a childish enthusiasm that kept me hooked and hypnotized, prompting the question you’d expect from the very best of stories: what’s going to happen next?” — MUBI

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