Italian Film Festival

Tale of Tales

Info: GB, Italy, France, 2015, 134 mins, DCP

Language: English

Director: Matteo Garrone

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


  • Friday June 3, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday June 4, 2016 - 3:40 pm
  • Saturday June 4, 2016 - 8:40 pm
  • Monday June 6, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday June 7, 2016 - 8:25 pm
  • Wednesday June 8, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Thursday June 9, 2016 - 2:00 pm

"Every shot in the film could be framed, hung on the wall of the Uffizi Gallery, and not seem out of place. It’s gorgeous." Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

Once upon a time there were three neighboring kingdoms each with a magnificent castle, from which ruled kings and queens, princes and princesses. One king was a fornicating libertine, another captivated by a strange animal, while one of the queens was obsessed by her wish for a child. Sorcerers and fairies, fearsome monsters, ogres and old washerwomen, acrobats and courtesans are the protagonists of this loose interpretation of the celebrated tales of Giambattista Basile directed by Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah).

Tale of Tales reminds you that fairy tales have always been fractured, and filled with the stuff of nightmares… What Garrone & co. have concocted is a Grand Guignol pop-up storybook, full of metaphorical dark woods and morality plays. Enter, and you’ll see why it’s worth its weight in sea monster hearts.” David Fear, Rolling Stone

“Garrone’s colorful and kinky exploration of what women want. And what men will do to give it to them. Finger-licking good.” Jeanette Catsoulis, New York Times

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