TALE OF TALES (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Salma Hayek (Frida), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan), John C. Reilly (The Lobster), Toby Jones (Infamous), Massimo Ceccherini (Wedding in Paris), Alba Rohrwacher (Come Undone), Shirley Henderson (Filth), Hayley Carmichael (Anazapta), Stacy Martin (High-Rise), Bebe Cave (Great Expectations), Christian Lees (The Infidel), Jonah Lees (Eric & Ernie), Franco Pistoni (Lecture 21), Guillaume Delaunay (Victor Frankenstein), Kathryn Hunter (All or Nothing), Jessie Cave (Pride)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah), director, writer, producer; Edoardo Albinati (One for You, One for Me and One for Raphael), Ugo Chiti (The Barber of Rio) and Massimo Gaudioso (Reality), writers; Anne Labadie (Diana), Jean Labadie (We Have a Pope) and Jeremy Thomas (A Dangerous Method), producers; Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel), composer; Peter Suschitzky (A History of Violence), cinematographer; Marco Spoletini (The Wonders), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Three separate stories are woven together, including one of an embittered queen (Hayek) doing whatever she can to gain a son, a king (Jones) who develops a fascination with a flea, and an aged woman (Carmichael) who is granted youthful looks by a witch…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Tale of Tales is an extremely dark, definitely-not-for-kids collection of fairy tales inspired by the works of Giambattista Basile, whose stories rival even the Brothers Grimm for their sheer darkness.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 17TH JUNE 2016

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