Fairy Tales / Film

“Il racconto dei racconti” (Tale of Tales)


Below is the Italian trailer for Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales), an Italian fantasy horror film directed by Matteo Garrone and starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and John C. Reilly. It is Garrone’s first English-language film. The movie is a screen adaptation of fairy tales by Neapolitan poet and courtier Giambattista Basile, including Pentamerone or Lo cunto de li cunti (Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones) which contains the earliest versions of famous fables like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty. The film is currently playing in theaters in Italy and will be released in France in early July. An American release date has yet to be announced.


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