Tale of Tales

Tale of TalesFriday 6th January, 2017

125 mins.
Dir: Matteo Garrone
Italy/France 2015
Cert 15
Starring: Salma Hayek, Toby Jones, Vincent Cassel, Shirley Henderson

Brave kings, obsessed kings, manipulative queens, beautiful princesses, monsters, ogres, towering castles, secret passages – they are all there in “Tale of Tales” with lots of other crazy stuff besides! Three interlocking fairytales for adults practically leap at us from the screen, a riot of ravishing beauty and gothic horror. In one, a childless queen must eat the heart of a sea serpent in order to conceive. Another tale shows a king with a pet flea, which grows to an enormous size, with far reaching consequences. In a third a lustful king fantasises over a mysterious woman with an exquisite singing voice, All the principal characters in this stunningly original film are in for their fair share of shocks – as is the audience!

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