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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a queen who wanted to have a child so much she was ready to sacrifice everything; a princess who dreamed of marrying a strong and handsome prince; a king who fell in love with a mysterious owner of a beautiful voice… You could think these stories are easily predictable, but Matteo Garrone’s (“Gomorrah”) fairy tale for grownups is full of unexpected twists. Inspired by one of the oldest European books of fairy tales, Garrone takes the viewer on a fantastic journey which will be especially appreciated by the fans of “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “The Brothers Grimm”. Beneath the splendour of the Italian landscape one finds spooky creatures, incredible transformations, and one or two advice for life. The film featured in the official Cannes Festival competition program.