Oct 2021

Embers Children's Film Festival: Pinocchio  film finished

(Dir: Matteo Garrone, 2019, 125mins, Cert 12A)

In this live-action adaptation of the beloved fairytale, old woodcarver Gepetto (Roberto Benigni), fashions a wooden puppet, Pinocchio (Federico Ielapi), who magically comes to life.

Pinocchio longs for adventure and is easily led astray, encountering magical beasts, fantastical spectacles, while making friends and foes along his journey.

However his dream is to become a real boy, which can only come true if he finally changes his ways.

Embers, Ballina Arts Centre’s Children’s Film Festival, is back. The festival returns for a fourth year with a programme of films from all over the world with something for children of all ages. Curated by Sara English, the programme includes live-action, animation, and feature films.

Presented in association with accessCINEMA.

Tickets: €5. Early Booking advised.

Note: this film is for children aged 12 and over.