Pinocchio (Director: Matteo Garrone/2019/125mins/Cert 12A.) 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.
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.
Admission €5 per person. Note: this film is for children aged 12 and over.