Matteo Garrone’s first English language film, Tale of Tales, a twisted anthology flick starring Salma Hayek (Everly, From Dusk Till Dawn), is available NOW on DirecTV Cinema; and IFC has finally released an official trailer.
Inspired by the fairy tales of Giambattista Basile, the film also stars Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones, Shirley Henderson, Hayley Carmichael, Bebe Cave, and Alba Rohrwacher.
Tale of Tales will be released theatrically starting Friday, April 22nd.
Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres, and sorcerers. Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly star in this breathtaking Baroque fantasy from the visionary director of Gomorrah. Tale of Tales is based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile. It unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the (mis)adventures of three kings.
In the kingdom of Darkwood, the King (John C. Reilly) and his Queen (Salma Hayek) attempt to conceive a child through very unusual means. Meanwhile, in Highhills, the none-too-bright monarch (Toby Jones) marries off his daughter to a brutal ogre while developing a strange obsession with breeding a giant flea. The sex-obsessed crown of Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel) is in for a shock when the woman he falls in love with is not quite what she seems.
This intoxicating cinematic spectacle is full of surreal surprises and a journey into the dark heart of fairy tales.