Tale Of Tales
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.
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
Co-Producer: Jeremy Thomas, Jean Labadie, Anne-Laure Labadie
Production Company: Archimede s.r.l.
Co-Production Company: Recorded Picture Company, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema
World Sales: HanWay Films
Distributor: Concorde Filmverleih GmbH
Director: Matteo Garrone