Tale of Tales

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Hailed as a masterpiece at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Tale of Tales is a sumptuous, seductive and macabre re-telling of Giambattista Basile’s classic Italian fairy tales by renowned director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Reality). read more
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Hailed as a masterpiece at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Tale of Tales is a sumptuous, seductive and macabre re-telling of Giambattista Basile’s classic Italian fairy tales by renowned director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Reality). Comprising three wildly fantastical stories, including a queen who gives birth after eating a sea monster’s heart, an old peasant woman who finds youth after falling asleep in an enchanted forest and a proud king who raises a flea as his child, these are tales that your parents never dared tell you. Set in an epic landscape filled with a host of bizarre characters (played by a stunning ensemble cast of Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and Stacy Martin), this outlandish, grotesque and beguiling fantasy world is like nothing you’ve seen before. Gloriously shot, with a spine-tingling soundtrack by Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Rust & Bone), Tale of Tales is a lavish production from the makers of High-Rise and Sexy Beast. Deliciously dark, wickedly funny and outrageously entertaining, these adult-only fairy tales are a breathtaking work of cinematic escapism.

Original Release

05/14/2015

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Cast

Directors

Matteo Garrone

Writers

Matteo Garrone, Giambattista Basile, Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, Massimo Gaudioso

Cast

Salma Hayek Queen of Longtrellis
Vincent Cassel King of Strongcliff
Toby Jones King of Highhills
Shirley Henderson Imma
Hayley Carmichael Dora
Stacy Martin Young Dora
Kathryn Hunter Witch
Jessie Cave Fenizia
Bebe Cave Violet
Christian Lees Elias
Jonah Lees Jonah
Guillaume Delaunay Ogre
Ryan McParland Lackey
Alba Rohrwacher Mother Circus Performer
Laura Pizzirani Jonah's Mother
Franco Pistoni Necromancer
Giulio Beranek Circus Performer #2
Massimo Ceccherini Father Circus Performer
Renato Scarpa Barber
Giselda Volodi Lady-in-Waiting #1

Producers

Peter Watson Executive Producer
Anne Sheehan Executive Producer
Alessio Lazzareschi Executive Producer
Nicki Hattingh Executive Producer
Sheryl Crown Executive Producer
Matteo Garrone Producer
Jeremy Thomas Producer
Jean Labadie Producer
Justin Kelly Producer
Alainée Kent Producer
Anne Labadie Producer
Davide Tovi Producer
Andrea Zoso Producer

Editors

Marco Spoletini

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