Tale Of Tales (2015, Italy/France/UK) 134 mins, cert. 15

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Director: Matteo Garrone
Stars: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly

Based on three fairy tales by Giambattista Basile, this “fantastically mad, rigorously imagined and visually tremendous” film is certainly not one for children.

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In one tale, a king and queen (Reilly and Hayek) must kill a monster to solve the problem of childlessness.


Meanwhile, another sex-mad monarch (Cassel) is tricked by an aged crone, with nightmarish results.



And Toby Jones’ king becomes obsessed with a giant flea and so jeopardises the marriage chances of his daughter.

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“A carnival of black-comic bad taste” (The Guardian).

That Review from The Guardian is here  It includes a link to the ‘International’ Trailer 


or you can skip the words and see the Trailer below:

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 16th August 2016

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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