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Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti)

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Synopsis

Based on an early 17th century collection of fairy tales by Neopolitan author Giambattista Basile, the film weaves realistic and fantastical elements together in a dark exploration of classic tales.
From the bitter quest of a jealous Queen, to an Ogre thwarting the love of a young princess, to a mysterious woman provoking the passion of a King, these stories weave the beautiful with the grotesque, creating a stunning and unique work of gothic imagination.
Official Selection Cannes 2015 - In Competition

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Running Time
125 mins
Director
Matteo Garrone
Producer
Matteo Garrone, Jeremy Thomas, Jean and Anne-Laure Labadie
Executive Producer
Alessio Lazzareschi, Peter Watson, Nicki Hattingh, Anne Sheehan, Sheryl Crown
Editor
Marco Spoletini
Screenwriter
Matteo Garrone (screenplay), Edoardo Albinati (screenplay), Ugo Chiti (screenplay), Massimo Gaudioso (screenplay), Giambattista Basile (original story collection)
Director of Photography
Peter Suschitzky
Production Designer
Dimitri Capuani
Music
Alexandre Desplat
Principal Cast
Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones, Shirley Henderson

Production Company

Italy, France, UK coproduction

Archimede (IT), Le Pacte (FR), Recorded Picture Company (UK), Rai Cinema (IT)

Recorded Picture Company
24 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UH
+44 (0)20 7636 2251
rpc@recordedpicture.com
http://www.recordedpicture.com

Sales
Company

HanWay Films
24 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UH
+44 (0)20 7290 0750
info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com