The Tale of King Crab


The Main 3 Fri, May 6, 2022 4:30 PM
Pop's Art Theater Rochester Fri, May 13, 2022 4:45 PM
The Main 2 Sun, May 15, 2022 7:50 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:Re Granchio
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Historical Drama
Dark Comedy
Release Year:2021
Runtime:105 min
Festivals & Awards:festival Dolce Cinema - Grand Prix
Viennale - Best Film
Thessaloniki Film Festival - Silver Alexander Meet the Neighbors award
Sottodiciotto Film Festival & Campus - Premio Gianni Volpi
Novos Cinemas - Critic's Award
Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards - Jury Prize - Best Italian Innovative and Experimental Feature Film
Annecy Italian Cinema Festival - Best Feature Film
Print Source:Oscilloscope Laboratories
Director:Alessio Rigo de Righi
Matteo Zoppis
Producer:Tommaso Bertani
Ezequiel Borovinsky
Ezequiel Capaldo
Agustina Costa Varsi
Thomas Ordonneau
Cinematographer:Simone DÁrcangelo
Screenwriter:Alessio Rigo de Righi
Matteo Zoppis
Editor:Andrés Pepe Estrada
Composer:Vittorio Giampietro
Principal Cast:Gabriele Silli
Maria Alexandra Lungu
Severino Sperandio
Bruno Digiovanni
Enzo Cucchi
Claudio Castori


In 19th Century Italy, Luciano is an outcast. His opposition to the prince, a forbidden love, and too much liquor have exiled him from his homeland. When an opportunity arrives to find a mythical treasure which could make him rich, Luciano can only wonder if this will be his salvation… or his ruin.

Told in flashback from the present day, The Tale of King Crab (Re granchio) is a strange and mesmerizing feature from former documentary filmmakers Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis. Featuring a charismatic star-turn by Gabriele Silli as Luciano, this is a strange and wondrous film that shouldn’t be missed.

Director Biography

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Alessio Rigo de Righi studied Literature in Rome and Directing in New York. He is the director of the documentary shorts “Catedral” (2009), “Belva nera” (2013), and “Arte arte arte: El partenón de los libros perdidos de Marta Minujin” (2018), and the shorts “La gracia del mar” (2010) and “Henry’s Love” (2010), as well as the documentary Il solengo (2015, dir. with Matteo Zoppis). The Tale of King Crab (Re granchio) (2021) is his debut feature.

Matteo Zoppis is an Italian-American filmmaker currently living in Rome. His short films include “All Tears Drop” (2010) and “My Wildest Dark” (2011) and the documentary short “Belva nera” (2013), as well as the documentary Il solengo (2015, dir. with Alessio Rigo de Righi). The Tale of King Crab (Re granchio) (2021) is his debut feature.