New U.S. Trailer for Matteo Garrone’s ‘Tale of Tales’

Reilly And Hayek

IFC Films has unleashed the new U.S. trailer for the head-scratching fantasy film Tale of Tales, starring Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones, and Vincent Cassel.

The “fantasy film with horror elements” is based on a 17th century collection of fairy tales by author Giambattista Basile and boasts gruesome imagery, “not least of which includes still-beating organs, oversized creatures and Hayek dining voraciously on a giant, red heart.”

Matteo Garrone’s first English-language film premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival last spring and will open in limited and On Demand on April 22nd. Check out the new trailer below.

Looks bizarre but I’m in.

Matteo Garrone’s English-Language Film

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 mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the (mis)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 fairy tales.