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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2016 - 15.24 July

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Category: Edition 2016

Once upon a time there were three neighboring kingdoms each with a magnificent castle, from which ruled kings and queens, princes and princesses. One king was a libertine, another captivated by a strange animal, while one of the queens was obsessed by her wish for a child. Sorcerers and fairies, fearsome monsters, ogres and old washerwomen, acrobats and courtesans are the protagonists of this loose interpretation of the celebrated tales of Giambattista Basile.

Original Title Il Racconto dei racconti
Italian Title Il Racconto dei racconti
Category Out of competition
Section Masterclass
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 128'
Production Year 2015
Nationality France, Italy, United Kingdom
Directed by Matteo Garrone
Screenplay Matteo Garrone, Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, Massimo Gaudioso
Director of photography Peter Suschitzky
Editor Marco Spoletini
Production Design Dimitri Capuani
Costume Design Massimo Cantini Parrini
Sound Leslie Shatz
Music Alexandre Desplat
Main cast Salma Hayek (Queen of Selvascura)
John C.Reilly (King of Selvascura)
Christian Lees (Elias)
Toby Jones (King of Altomonte)
Bebe Cave (Viola)
Guillaume Delaunay (Ogre)
Vincent Cassel (King of Roccaforte)
Shirley Henderson (Imma)
Produced by Matteo Garrone, Jeremy Thomas, Jean e Anne Laure Labadie

racconto dei racconti regMatteo Garrone
Born in Rome in 1968, he graduated from the Art School in 1986. In 1996 he won the Sacher Festival with the short film SILHOUETTE. In 1997 he realized- with his production company, Archimede - the first feature film, TERRA DI MEZZO, winner of the Special Prize of the Jury and the Cipputi Prize at the Festival of Turin. His later works, the documentary ORESTE PIPOLO, FOTOGRAFO DI MATRIMONIand the films, OSPITI, ESTATE ROMANA, THE EMBALMER, REALITY and GOMORRAH have been selected in the most prestigious national and international festivals obtaining several awards and the applause of critics and audience.

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