Film - CineMasters Competition Filmfest 2018


Directed by Jennifer Fox


Director: Jennifer Fox
Section: CineMasters Competition
Country: Germany, USA
Year: 2018
Language: English
Version: Original version with German subtitles
Cast: Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Ritter, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabelle Nélisse



A documentary filmmaker discovers a story she had written as a 13-year-old. The story seems to be about love and desire, about her sexual awakening, about riding instructor Mrs. G and coach Bill. But as an adult, the author realizes it's a story about abuse and wrongdoing. Director Jennifer Fox wrote this story several decades ago; she experienced these things herself; and she summons the power of cinema to drive out their demons.

Meet the director


Jennifer Fox

Author, producer, camera operator and director Jennifer Fox has worked primarily in the realm of documentaries. Her debut film, BEIRUT: THE LAST HOME MOVIE, was shown at the Berlinale and at the Sundance Festival in 1988; at the latter, it was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary. She filmed the Arte co-production MY REINCARNATION (2011), about a Tibetan monk in exile and his son, over a period of 20 years. Inspired by autobiographical events, THE TALE is her first feature film.


Screenplay: Jennifer Fox
Director of Photography: Denis Lenoir, Ivan Strasburg
Film Editor: Alex Hall, Gary Levy, Anne Fabini
Composer: Ariel Marx
Production Designer: Debbie DeVilla
Costume Design: Tricia Gray
Sound: Rainer Heesch, Corinna Fleig
Producer: Jennifer Fox, Oren Moverman, Laura Rister, Mynette Louie, Lawrence Inglee, Simone Pero, Sol Bondy, Lynda Weinman, Regina K. Scully, Reka Posta
Production Company: A Luminous Mind Productions
Co-Production Company: One Two Films GmbH, Untitled Entertainment, Blackbird Films
World Sales: Mongrel International
Distributor: Sky Deutschland Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG