Oscar Predictions: The Tale of King Crab

Set in the late 19th century, the treasure themed adventure drama The Tale of King Crab hit the festival circuit last year and is premiering in limited release stateside this Easter weekend. The Italian production comes from documentary filmmakers Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis, making their fiction debut.

Nearly all reviews are positive as it stands at 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. However, many of the critics aren’t gushing over it. I’m skeptical that its home country selects it as their entry for International Feature Film at the Oscars.

Italy got their contender in the final five in 2021 with The Hand of God. Don’t look for this Tale, despite some praise, to claw its way into the competition. My Oscar Prediction posts will continue…

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