Tale Of Tales
Matteo Garrone’s magnificent English-language debut is grand vision of startling originality featuring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Shirley Henderson, John C. Reilly and Toby Jones.
Inspired by the fairytales of famed Neapolitan poet and royal courtier, Giambattista Basile, ‘Tale of Tales’ was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2015. A marked shift for Garrone from ‘Gomorrah’, his scintillating account of Mafia life in and around present-day Naples, ‘Tale of Tales’ hints at the darkness in all our hearts – whether it stems from desire, lust or jealousy – and its ongoing conflict with our better nature.
From sorcerers, fairies and fearsome monsters to monarchs, witches and courtesans, Garrone sets the interlinking stories of these fantastic characters against the stunning backdrop of the Italian landscape. Weaving the beautiful and the grotesque, ‘Tale of Tales’ is an utterly unique work of the imagination.