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PINOCCHIO (2020)
Starring Roberto Benigni, Federico Ielapi, Rocco Papaleo, Massimo Ceccherini, Gigi Proietti, Marine Vacth, Alessio Di Domenicantonio, Marcello Fonte, Davide Marotta and Paolo Graziosi. Directed by Matteo Garrone.

Geppetto is an old wood carver who creates a puppet. But something magical happens – the cheeky puppet begins to talk and can walk, run and eat like any young boy. Geppetto calls him Pinocchio, and brings him up as his son.

But Pinocchio finds it hard to be good. Easily led astray, he tumbles from one misadventure to another as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits through a fantastical world full of imaginative creatures – from the belly of a giant fish, to the Land Of Toys and the Field Of Miracles. His loyal friend, the Fairy, tries to make him see that his dream — to become a real boy — can never come true until Pinocchio finally changes his ways.

REVIEWS Pinocchio - A darkly fantastic adaptation of a classic tale

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (2016)
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Brenda Vaccaro. Directed by Travis Knight.

Clever, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling fantastical stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a mythical spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta.

Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle, and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen - a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King and the evil twin Sisters to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny.

REVIEWS Kubo and the Two Strings - Visually engaging

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Starring Toni Collette, Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots. Directed by Pascal Chaumell.

Four people meet on New Year's Eve on top of the building they were all planning to jump off. Together they form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives.
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