The Tale of King Crab

Re Granchio

Greek Premiere

Italy, today. Some elderly hunters reminisce about the local tale of Luciano. Luciano lives as a wandering drunkard in a remote village of the region called Tuscia. Spiteful actions ensue between him and the Prince of the region over the right of passage through an ancient gateway. Fueled by passions and jealousy, these actions result in a horrible misdeed. Now an unfortunate criminal, Luciano is exiled to the distant Tierra del Fuego where, with the help of ruthless gold-diggers, he searches for a mythical treasure, paving his way towards redemption. However, in these barren lands, only greed and insanity can prevail.

Screening Schedule

No scheduled screenings.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Alessio Rigo De Righi, Matteo Zoppis
Script: Alessio Rigo De Righi, Matteo Zoppis
Cinematography: Simone D’Arcangelo
Editing: Andrés Pepe Estrada
Sound: Catriel Vildosola
Music: Vittorio Giampietro
Actors: Gabriele Silli, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Severino Sperandio, Bruno di Giovanni, Enzo Cucchi
Production: Ring Films, Volpe Films, Wanka Cine, Shellac
Producers: Tommaso Bertani, Massimiliano Navarra, Agustina Costa Varsi, Ezequiel Borovinsky, Thomas Ordonneau
Costumes: Andrea Cavalletto
Production Design: Fabrizio D'Arpino, Marina Raggio
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Italy, Argentina, France
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 106'
Contact: Shellac

Alessio Rigo De Righi, Matteo Zoppis

Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis (1986) are two Italian-American directors. Their collaboration started with the short documentary Belva Nera in 2013 and the award-winning documentary Il Solengo in 2015. Their work focuses on folk tales and legends of the peasant tradition and on the incomplete and imperfect mechanism of oral tradition that ends up giving rise to new stories. Their films have been featured in numerous festivals like IFF Rotterdam, Göteborg Film Festival, Art of the Real in New York, Viennale, BAFICI, RIDM São Paulo Film Festival and won awards at Cinéma du Réel, Doclisboa, and Torino Film Festival.


2013 Belva Nera (short)
2015 Il Solengo (doc)
2021 The Tale of King Crab