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Tale of Tales (15)

Tale of Tales (15)

Fantasy, Horror, Romance

From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.

The critical consensus

A Felliniesque fantasy drama, distinguished by its lavish production design and very fluid camera work.

****(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 14/06/2016

A lavish curio that at times tests your patience, but rewards you with its sumptuous design.

***(*)(*)Dan Jolin, Empire Online, 08/06/2016

The result is often momentarily enchanting but lacks rhyme or reason as we wearily move between the three kingdoms and are left with enough loose ends to fill another book.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 17/06/2016

Tale of Tales is a treat, and as the conceited, melancholy, ridiculous king, Toby Jones gives the performance of his career.

*****Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 16/06/2016

It may be inspired by 17th-century Italian fairytales, but Matteo Garrone’s dreamlike circus of sex, violence and magic is definitely not one for the children.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 19/06/2016

Features about Tale of Tales (15)

Tale of Tales: 'Don't try to understand it--just feel it'

Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian, 11/06/2016

Where and when?

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee from Friday July 1, 2016, until Thursday July 7, 2016. More info:

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday July 15, 2016, until Thursday July 21, 2016. More info:

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