The Tale of King Crab

a film by
Alessio Rigo de Righi
and Matteo Zoppis

Luciano is a wandering outcast in a remote, late 19th-century Italian village. His life becomes undone by alcohol, forbidden love, and a bitter conflict with the prince of the region over the right of passage through an ancient gateway. When the quarrel escalates, Luciano is exiled to the distant Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego where, with the help of ruthless gold-diggers, he searches for a mythical treasure, paving his way toward redemption. However, in these barren lands, only greed and insanity can prevail.

World Premiere: 2021 Cannes Film Festival

“KING CRAB is just the kind of film that earned the Directors Fortnight a reputation as treasure trove for original, bold new voices”.
—Leonardo Goi, MUBI

“Spectacularly well-constructed and told with an equal balance of acerbic cynicism and other worldly mystique, THE TALE OF KING CRAB is a tremendously compelling journey into the past, formed around cherished cultural conventions that the directors effectively deconstruct in an effort to convey the deeper message at the heart of the film.”

In Theaters
April 15, 2022

Film at Lincoln Center, New York City
April 22, 2022
Ritz 5, Philadelphia
Kendall Square, Boston
Tower Theater, Miami

April 29, 2022

Landmark NuArt Theater, Los Angeles
Regal Westpark, Irvine CA
Regal Tara, Atlanta
Regal Arbor at Great Hills, Austin TX
Center for Contemporary art, Santa Fe NM
May 2, 2022
Time and Space Ltd, Hudson NY
May 6, 2022
Monica Film Center, Santa Monica CA
Playhouse, Pasadena CA
Noho 7, Los Angeles
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema, Charleston WV
Film Streams Dundee, Omaha
New Plaza Cinema, New York City

May 13, 2022

Gateway Film Center, Columbus OH
Riviera Theater, Santa Barbara CA
Magic Lantern, Spokane WA
Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle
Space Gallery, Portland, ME
Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton FL
Regal Downtown West, Knoxville TN
Regal Village Square, Las Vegas NV
Roxy Tribeca, New York City
May 19, 2022
Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland OH
May 20, 2022
Living Room Theaters, Portland OR
Guild Cinema, Alburquerque, NM
May 27, 2022
Sie Film Center, Denver CO
Roxie, San Francisco
Rialto Sebastopol, Sebastopol CA
Rialto Elmwood, Berkeley CA
Rafael Film Center, San Rafael CA
Aperture, Winston-Salem NC
May 28, 2022
Oklahoma City Musem of Art, Oklahoma City OK
June 3, 2022
State Theater, Modesto CA
June 22, 2022
Boedecker Theater, Boulder CO
July 15, 2022
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit MI

More to come…