Clowns! Pasta! Babies hatched from giant eggs! It's a new Terry Gilliam movie! Pasta company Garofalo sponsored the 20-minute short The Wholly Family as part of its annual series of films about Naples, Italy. The advert became a surreal tale about a young boy in the southern Italian city. He spots several presepe, Italian nativity scenes, and is drawn to a set of carnivalesque figures nearby. After trying to steal one, his mother momentarily banishes him away in anger, and he becomes lost in a strange dream world.
Sounds familiar, right? Cristiana Capotondi, Douglas Dean, Nicolas Connolly and Sergio Solli star in the story that won Best Short Film at the European Film Awards. The last feature we saw from the director was 2009's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. The Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton and David Thewlis computer-hacking story The Zero Theorem is currently in postproduction. We need more than 20-minutes worth of Gilliam soon, so here's hoping that movie pays off big.
Note: The full movie has been removed, but you can watch a preview below.
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