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The Tale of Tales

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Original title
Il racconto dei racconti (The Tale of Tales)aka
  • Tale of Tales
Running time
133 min.
Italy Italy
Matteo Garrone, Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, Massimo Gaudioso (Book: Giambattista Basile)
Alexandre Desplat
Peter Suschitzky
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Co-production Italy-France; Archimede / Le Pacte
Drama. Fantasy | Fairy Tales / Fables. Ensemble Film. 17th Century
Synopsis / Plot
The film serves as Garrone's English-language debut and will interweave three separate story strands bookended by brief bits in which Italians Alba Rohrwacher and Massimo Ceccherini will play a street circus family. In one tale Salma Hayek will play a jealous queen who forfeits her husband's life. In another, Vincent Cassel plays a king whose passion is stoked by two mysterious sisters.
2015: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2015: David di Donatello Awards: 7 Awards including Best Director & Cinematography
2014: Sevilla Film Festival: Official Selection
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