The Tale of King Crab opens at the Nuart on April 29th

The Tale of King Crab looks absolutely beautiful. Luciano (Gabriele Silli) 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. The Tale of King Crab opens on April 29 at the Nuart in West Los Angeles. For more information about the film, visit

What the critics are saying?

"...deeply committed, highly physical performance by Silli, a visual artist and non-actor making his screen debut. Boasting the most expressive set of Italian eyes since Giancarlo Giannini," -Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

"An engaging and thought-provoking film," - Jonathan Holland, Screen Daily

"... a film with all the texture of a folktale—one passed through generations, the facts blurring and embellishments only growing more ethereal with each retelling." - Rory O'Connor, The Film Stage