‘Tales of Tales’ Available Exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA

by Lynn Sorel




New Film Available Exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA®


El SEGUNDO, Calif., March 24, 2016 – AT&T* is offering DIRECTV customers an exclusive look at “Tale of Tales” from director Matteo Garone.  The film is based on a collection of myths by Giambattista Basile. It stars Academy Award® nominee Salma Hayek (“Frida”), Academy Award® nominee John C. Reilly (“Chicago”), Vincent Cassel (“Black Swan”) and Golden Globe® nominee Toby Jones (“The Girl”). “Tale of Tales” is available today on DIRECTV CINEMA—1 month before it debuts in theaters. It premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.


Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres and sorcerers. Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly star in this breathtaking Baroque fantasy from the visionary director of “Gomorrah.” “Tale of Tales” is based on 3 spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile. It unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the (mis)adventures of 3 kings. In the kingdom of Darkwood, the King (John C. Reilly) and his Queen (Salma 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. 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. This intoxicating cinematic spectacle is full of surreal surprises, and a journey into the dark heart of fairy tales.


“‘Tale of Tales’ is a whimsical, dark and witty film full of lush and colorful imagery,” said Hanny Patel, vice president, AT&T Revenue & Content Marketing.  “We look forward to delivering Matteo Garone’s magnificent on-screen adaptation of Giambattista Basile’s celebrated tales a month before it hits theaters.”


“Tale of Tales” will be available for 48-hour rental. You can view it in 1080p HD (Blu-ray format) for $10.99 and in standard-definition (SD) for $9.99. DIRECTV CINEMA is a premium pay-per-view service that brings exclusive access to select, new releases before they’re in theaters. Plus get access to 1000s of shows and movies with DIRECTV On Demand.


For more information, please visit directv.com/cinema.


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