Jessie Cave’s “The Tale of Tales” a must-see at upcoming Cannes Film Festival
The Tale of Tales, which features Harry Potter’s own Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown), is set to make its debut at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, and it has already been dubbed one of the festival’s “must-see” films.
Cave plays a character by the name of Fenizia in the film, which is based on The Pentamerone, a fairy tale collection by Giambattista Basil, which is credited as being a frontrunner to the tales later told by the Brothers Grimm, though with a much darker and more violent style.
Variety ranked A Tale of Tales at No. 16 on their list of the “24 must-see films” at this year’s festival, and the good reviews are already rolling in for the film, which premiers May 14 at Cannes.
The Hollywood Reporter praised the film, calling it
… a dreamy, fresh take on the kind of dark and gory yarns that have come down to us from the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault, only here they’re pleasingly new and unfamiliar.
It is gloriously mad, rigorously imagined, visually wonderful: erotic, hilarious and internally consistent. The sort of film, in fact, which is the whole point of Cannes. It immerses you in a complete created world.
Also starring in the film are such names as Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly, as well as Cave’s fellow Potter stars Toby Jones (voice of Dobby) and Shirley Henderson (Moaning Myrtle), not to mention her younger sister Bebe Cave!
This is just one of the many exciting projects that Cave has lined up this year, including an hour-long comedic performance at the Edinburgh Festival this summer as well as the publication of her first book, titled Love Sick, which is set to be released this July.
Will you be watching Cave’s new film when it hits theaters near you? Which one of her latest projects are you most excited about?