Guillermo del Toro presents an exclusive exhibition bringing together original sculptures, character research, and concept art used to create his Pinocchio version, shot entirely in stop-motion (frame-by-frame animation).
The free exhibition is at the Paris Cinema Club gallery (28 rue Mazarine, Paris 6) from October 21st to December 18th (Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.).
“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” co-directed with Mark Gustafson, will be released on Netflix on December 9th.
Sourced directly from Portland (Oregon, USA), where the filming took place, the original film sculptures (about thirty centimeters high) are unique and precisely sculpted by hand. Each of their body parts, hands, heads, and facial expressions was meticulously brought to life for the cameras by teams of talented artists and animators.
French fans of Guillermo del Toro will be able to discover the original and stylized Pinocchio sculpture as well as those of Geppetto, Cricket, and three other previously undiscovered characters. Each sculpture will present in its own artistic and graphic world (research drawings of sets and characters from the film).
The film will release on Netflix on December 9th. More impatient fans will be able to discover the movie during a series of previews:
- October 19 at the Christine Cinema Club and the Écoles Cinema Club (Paris) in the director’s presence
- On October 22 and 23, during the Lumière festival in Lyon, the director’s presence
- Saturday, December 3, in Annecy as part of the Hivernal Festival at the Bonlieu center.u.