Matteo Garrone on Making a Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ for All Ages (Exclusive)

Matteo Garrone broke out internationally with “Gomorrah” (2008), considered one of the most realistic mob movies ever made.

His English-language debut was dark fantasy/horror film “Tale of Tales” (2015), followed more recently by violent revenge drama “Dogman,” which won the best actor prize at Cannes last year.Garrone’s new live-action adaptation of “Pinocchio” – which just opened in Italy in the No.

2 spot after “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” – sees the Italian auteur take a different tack by deliberately seeking to make a mainstream family film, albeit with his personal stamp.

“Given my previous films, there might be a tendency for people to think that this ‘Pinocchio’ could be dark or violent.

Instead it’s a light and luminous movie.

It’s a film for all audiences,” Garrone told Variety in an exclusive interview, edited excerpts of which follow.Berlin artistic director Carlo Chatrian, in announcing the film’s gala screening at the 2020 Berlinale,

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