Tale of Tales

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2016 | Fantasy Romance | 2hrs, 5m

Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, April 22, 2016

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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DIRECTOR

Matteo Garrone

Screenwriter

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Language

English, Russian

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Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the (mis)adventures of three kings: in the kingdom of Darkwood, the King (John Reilly) and his Queen (Salma Hayek) attempt to conceive a child through very unusual means; meanwhile, in Highhills, the none-too-bright monarch (Toby Jones) marries off his daughter to brutal ogre while developing a strange obsession with breeding a giant flea; and, the sex-obsessed crown of Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel) is in for a shock when the woman he falls in love with is not quite what she seems. Overflowing with surreal, dazzling surprises, this intoxicating cinematic spectacle is a delirious excursion into the dark heart of fairy tales.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Official Selection, 2015 Cannes Film Festival
  • Inspired by the celebrated fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
Also Known As
  • Il racconto dei racconti

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