Matteo Zoppis

Matteo Zoppis

Alessio RIGO DE RIGHI and Matteo ZOPPIS (b. 1986) are two Italian-American directors. Their collaboration started with the short documentary Belva Nera and the award-winning documentary Il Solengo. 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 IFFR, Göteborg, Art of the Real in New York, Viennale, BAFICI, RIDM São Paulo, and won awards at Cinéma du Réel, Doclisboa and Torino Film Festival. 

The Tale of King Crab was their first fiction feature film.


All Tears Drop (2010, short), My Wildest Dark (2011, short), The Falconer (2012, short), Black Beast (2013, short doc, co-dir), Il solengo (2015, doc, co-dir), Re Granchio (2021)