Tale Of Tales
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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Inspired by the celebrated fairytales by Giambattista Basile, Matteo Garrone’s TALE OF TALES is an epic vision of cinema. From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis who forfeits the life of her husband, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of the King of Strongcliff, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these stories weave the beautiful with the grotesque, creating a stunning and unique work of gothic imagination.

"The Basile stories have something dark, because they come from popular stories of Medieval origin. In the 17th century there was no literature specifically conceived for kids. These stories were written in order to entertain adults and kids alike. This is the reason why they include some dark elements, horror and also violence: because at that time the society was violent, as is our society today. So they were like we are."
Matteo Garrone in an interview with filmmakermagazine.com

Please note:  On July 4 at 7:00 PM this film (134 Min.) will be screened during the event The Award Ceremony.

tags: Literature, Feature film, Surreal

Cast: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson


Screenplay: Eduardo Albina, Ugur Chiti, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso

Original Material: Giambattista Basile

Director of Photography: Peter Suschitzky

Film Editor: Marco Spoletini

Composer: Alexandre Desplat

Production Designer: Dimitri Capuani

Costume Design: Massimo Cantini Parrini

Sound: Leslie Shatz

Producer: Matteo Garrone

Production Company: Archimede s.r.l.

Co-Producer: Jeremy Thomas, Jean Labadie, Anne-Laure Labadie

Co-Production Company: Recorded Picture Company, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema

World Sales: HanWay Films

Distributor: Concorde Filmverleih GmbH

Director: Matteo Garrone