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The magnificent fantasy adventure Tale of tales is an adaptaion of medieval fairy tales but takes place in its own wonderful universe. The Queen of Longtrellis wants to have a child at any cost. Her husband is willing to do anything to fulfill her wish. The raunchy King of Strongcliff is obsessed with two secretive sisters and the King of Highhills is breeding a monstrous flea, which has devastating consequences for his daughter. You will also find trolls, albino princes, terrifying sea monsters, acrobats and courtisans as protagonists in this gorgeous visual shadow. Expressen's Maria Brander thinks that the film pictures "a contrast between understated and terrifying, both fascinating and tantalizes" and Göteborgs Posten's Tobias Holmgren writes that "Tale of tales is a creepy reality escape, whose cast is blessed with Salma Hayek and Vincent Cassel in great form. The desolate environments and the screwball humor, all carefully drawn costumes, and the small, adorable details [...] also help to make the mythological universe of the film entirely one of a kind, and a worthy counterweight to the medieval dragon fantasy of Game of Thrones."