Geppetto, brought to life with the voice of David Bradley, carries the most painful and deep mourning on his back. So the first minutes Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toroalready available NetflixMake an important journey on pain.
The carpenter, who lost his son and is now trying to find salvation, is surrounded by darkness. So the aesthetic of Mark Gustafson’s animation has something lyrical in all its slightly ominous beauty. It’s also very different from what Disney+ offered us with its version just a few months ago. live action of the Pinocchio and broadly, exactly the same than the original 1940 movie.
But it is precisely the gap between light and shadow that makes this adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s story. a little piece of art about pain. It’s also an elegant journey between emotions, magic and mystery.
Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro
In one of its most extraordinary spots Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro, the director manages to turn this friendly tale into a reflection on the pain of violence. Doing so without sacrificing much less of the integrity of the story and its status as a children’s story. Based on a screenplay by Mexican director and Patrick McHale, the plot analyzes the world that protects Pinocchio from danger. In other words, this boy who dreams of pleasing his father and becoming a reality must also face the deep pain of his country. When both things come together, it takes beauty to another layer, the lower layer of the sensitive, and ultimately the mourning of the lost.
Once upon a time there was a terrible wooden boy.
Guillermo del Toro, famous for his humanizing monsters, this time constructs a tale about longing, and it becomes a moving form of temporary solace. But this does not diminish his sophisticated vision of the sinister, the singular, and especially the abstract. good part Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro It is based on the inexplicable nature of miracles as a supernatural event unrelated to the divine.
As strange as it may seem, the condition is, folk fear. The result of a spiritual desire for deep nobility, both in the story and in the best-known Disney versions, Pinocchio this time the result of pain. Also the search for explanations to the unknown.
“Is death the last thing waiting for us or something else?” complains the carpenter. Soon she will find the tiny tree that will comfort her next to her son’s grave. There is no transition between the question, which is more somber than sentimental, and the small—seemingly sinister—genius of the birth of his unnatural son.
Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro It is a magic story with dark tones.
Of course, for del Toro, Pinocchio was a linguistic and conceptual challenge. The story, which has signed another adaptation this year, robert zemeckisis a metaphor for suffering. It’s been told in so many different ways and perspectives that it’s almost impossible to add a new element. But the Mexican filmmaker does it. It simply combines the state of fear, time and mourning as part of a supernatural event, with naive but somber tones.
It also confuses the naivety of Pinocchio, a creature that does not fully understand its origin, with the very perception of existence. “how do i live”, wonders about the recently engraved doll. Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro. Geppetto is muted, and the short space with small hues surrounding it shrinks until it turns into a shadow. The same is true when the Dryad (Tilda Swinton) hears the Lone Carpenter’s plea.
It’s not a vision about the “heart’s desire” that would equate the script to the Disney versions. The heartbroken father’s desire is sustained in the grasp of the impossible, the abyss of suffering. But, in particular, the sophistication of a certain disturbing and well-constructed element on the dangerous border of dark desires.
But it’s also a tribute to beauty
Despite her endearing, graceful and of course touching quality, Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro as far as possible from the innocence of the movie versions. This brings it much closer to the literary original from which it inherited a strange intensity and at the same time a powerful exploration of pain.
“What is human pain but broken memories?” Wood Sprite said in an almost eerie whisper. says. The voice in the dark is an enigmatic presence for the embodying, sustaining, constructing and metaphorizing power of nature. One who understands his father’s pain and at the same time understands the importance of the creature he will die.
From Geppetto’s desperate desire to get his son back, to the magic that sustains the wooden creature that impersonates him. Slowly Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro It moves into completely unknown parts of the original narrative and is sustained in an impeccable sense of the mysterious.
Del Toro does not create one of his lovable and often disturbing monsters through Pinocchio, but instills in him the same impossible and frightening quality. “What’s it like to be a real kid?” she wonders, dazed and confused, innocence turned into a way of being. “So I’m not?”
The pain of violence as a scene Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro
Sebastien J. Cricket (Ewan McGregor) is of course the narrator. But instead of turning into an inept conscience, this time Jiminy Cricket privileged witness of an intense journey through life experiences. Born of a bitter desire, Pinocchio must learn the meaning of what the world is waiting for. It also includes a new scenario for the entire story. The political background contextualized in Mussolini’s Italy is linked to the way the wooden boy discovers the meaning of morality and freedom.
Perhaps in one of its most unusual spots Pinocchio, Guillermo del ToroDel Toro manages to turn such a tale into a reflection on the suffering of violence. And it does so without compromising the integrity of the story, far from being a children’s story. Based on a screenplay by Mexican director and Patrick McHale, the plot analyzes the world that protects Pinocchio from danger.
In other words, this child, who dreams of pleasing his father and becoming a reality, also has to face the deep pain of a country. When both things come together, it takes beauty to another layer, the lower layer of the sensitive, and ultimately the mourning of the lost. “You can’t imagine how beautiful this country is,” complains Geppetto at one of life’s most difficult moments. Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro.
All in all, Pinocchio is an unusual, sensitive piece built to surprise, move, and elevate reflection on the pursuit of happiness to a new level. It’s a talented feat that combines the story with its outstanding visual quotient to create perhaps one of the best animations of the year.