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Matteo Garrone's 'The Tale of Tales' Trailer & Poster


The Cannes Film Festival line-up came out earlier this week and guess who is on the insane roster?! None other than extraordinary talented auteur, Matteo Garrone who has done one of my favorite films which is the naturalistically shot crime story, Gomorrah and the satirical reality show-based film, Reality. Drawing inspirations from the 17th-century fairytale collection The Tale of Tales, compiled by Giambattista Basile, the film is a feast for my salivating eyes that mixes the real and the unreal mystical land of the fables. Starring American and International talent like Salma Hayek, John C Reilly, Vincent Cassel, the film is delectably pleasing with its sinister and odd aesthetics that feels like a fairy tale set in a the dark underworld. It is bound to freak you out or make you all giddy inside!



The Tale of Tales is Garrone's first English-language film and had been selected to competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival with other heavy hitters like Jia Zhang-ke, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, Jacques Audiard, and so much more! Even though Garrone is known for his naturalistic style, he has always had a fondness for incorporating fairytale-like aspects to his films as seen in Reality and now, in The Tales of Tales. This film looks absolutely insane in its intricate production design, ominous and grim storytelling, and ethereal characters. The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 13-24, so I guess we should just impatiently wait till what the critics have to say. But I'm sure we all know what the film is going to be like: absolute bonkers!

1 critiques :

andy paik at: April 19, 2015 at 9:39 PM said...

what is this about?

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