Tale of Tales
- Italy / France / UK
- 2h 5min
- 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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Reviews & features
Tale of Tales14 May 2015
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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