Tale of Tales is a collection of three fairy tales, in their original adult and horrific form.  The best thing with it is that it’s not the common Snow White or Cinderella that everyone knows.  The first story is about a queen who eats the heart of a sea monster in order to have a child.  The second one is about a king who is obsessed with a flea, and does not care about her daughter and forces her to marry an ogre.  The third one has a lustful king who tries to woo a woman whom he has not seen, but unbeknownst to him that woman is actually an old lady.

Although I like one of the three stories only, the whole movie is commendable because it’s rare to see fairy tales nowadays with their original horrific nature intact.  Although its visuals are not like typical Hollywood movies, its style matches the period and the nature of the tales.

 

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