Tale of Tales (15)

Friday 17 June - Thursday 23 June


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Tale of Tales (15)

Italy/2015/125mins/15. Dir: Matteo Garrone. With: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, Bebe Cave, Guillaume Delaunay, John C Reilly, Shirley Henderson.

Italian Film Festival Cardiff Taster

Inspired by the celebrated fairy tales of Giambattista Basile and filtered through the gothic imagination of director Matteo Garrone, we hear about the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, the mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of the King of Strongcliff and the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea. These stories weave the sublime with the grotesque, creating a stunning and unique work.

+ Join us for the introduction and Q&A with writer Domenico Basile and actors on Sat 18 Jun.

Screening in partnership with Italian Cultural Centre Wales

"What Garrone & co. have concocted is a Grand Guignol pop-up storybook, full of metaphorical dark woods and morality plays."
Rolling Stone

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