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Toby Jones at the Cannes photocall for 'Tale of Tales' on May 14, 2015. (Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Toby Jones at the Cannes photocall for 'Tale of Tales' on May 14, 2015. (Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Toby Jones at the Cannes photocall for ‘Tale of Tales’ on May 14, 2015. (Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

British actor Toby Jones has won much praise at Cannes for his portrayal of a king in Tale of Tales, a movie based on 17th century Italian folktales directed by Matteo Garrone.

At least one reviewer mentioned that he could even be a candidate for the festival’s top acting prize.

Tale of Tales is a film with potent visuals that include Salma Hayek eating the heart of a sea monster. But it deals with quite serious themes including parenthood.

Jones says the film shows how desire can be destructive, but it’s also a period fantasy that touches on a number of issues including plastic surgery.

The actor sat down with me to discuss the film more fully.

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By Tom Brook