Director: Matteo Garrone
- King of Longtrellis: John C. Reilly
- Queen of Longtrellis: Salma Hayek
- King of Strongcliff: Vincent Cassel
- King of Highhills: Toby Jones
- Imma: Shirley Henderson
- Dora: Hayley Carmichael
- Young Dora: Stacy Martin
- Elias (Prince of Longtrellis): Christian Lees
- Jonah: Jonah Lees
- Violet (Princess of Highhills): Bebe Cave
Brief Plot Analysis: Tale of Tales is an extremely fascinating story of three main plots based heavily on fairy tales. One focused on the desire of the queen to have a child, another focuses on a king's obsession with a flea, whereas another king cannot seem to satisfy his sexual appetite. In the end, these three stories tie into one and illustrate to the viewer what happens when you allow your passions to consume you. The plot is not something that always has a clear purpose; however, it does make for a pretty interesting film.
|Queen of Longtrellis|
|Imma & Dora|
Overall Thoughts: This turned out to be one of those movies I just couldn't explain. I literally sat on my bed for several minutes and thought "what did I just watch?" It wasn't that the movie was bad or that I didn't enjoy it, I just don't think it is a type of movie that can be explained to another individual. You kind of have to see the movie for itself to understand where the director was heading with this production. I honestly don't even know what made me check this out from the library. It just looked like a fairy tale re-telling that I would possibly be interested in. What I can say is that I'll probably end up watching it again. It was thought provoking enough that I think it needs a second viewing to fully understand all of its components.