Tale of Tales

Tale of Tales
  • 2015
  • Italy/France/UK
  • 125 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matteo Garrone
  • Cast: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones

Sprawling interpretations of 17th century Neapolitan fairytales, with stories unfolding in three neighbouring kingdoms. Visually spectacular and with a fine cast (Hayek, Jones, Cassel) giving committed performances, it's undone by a lack of cohesion and ends up less than the sum of its parts.

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Civic Square, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 1EB
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Tale of Tales

14 May 20152 stars

Cannes 2015: Eccentric, sprawling fairytale hodgepodge from Matteo Garrone

You cannot accuse Italian director Matteo Garrone of playing it safe. He followed his 2008 international breakthrough crime thriller Gomorrah with an old-fashioned satire of reality television’s fatal attraction in 2012's Reality. Now, he offers a loose…

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