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Cannes 2015: In 'Tale of Tales,' reimagining Disney via Del Toro
Cannes 2015: In 'Tale of Tales,' reimagining Disney via Del Toro

There is a huge general audience for live-action fairy tales, at least judging by the pace at which Disney seems to be greenlighting them. There's less clearly a market for the adult art house version of them, the kind of darker fabulism Guillermo del Toro peddled in his 2006 hit “Pan’s Labyrinth” but that soon devolved into some pretty niche genre fare. The upstart Italian director Matteo Garrone isn’t that concerned about the size of the audience. Or perhaps more accurately, he believes that there might actually be a pretty substantial one. Garrone -- who gained acclaim on the global cinema stage for his 2008 mob picture “Gomorrah” and...

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