Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres, and sorcerers: Salma Hayek and John C.
Reilly star in this breathtaking Baroque fantasy from the visionary
director of GOMORRAH. Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and
the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile, TALE OF
TALES unleashes a barrage of gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it
brings to life the adventures of three kings: in the kingdom of
Darkwood, the King (Reilly) and his Queen (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 brutal
ogre while developing a strange obsession with breeding a giant flea;
and, 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.
Overflowing with surreal, dazzling surprises, this intoxicating
cinematic spectacle is a delirious excursion into the dark heart of