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The Tale

Jennifer Fox, USA, Germany 2018, 114’
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

Based on the filmmaker Jennifer Fox's own life experience, The Tale is an investigation into one woman's memory as she is forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship. Jennifer, a globetrotting journalist and professor, lives an enviable life with her boyfriend in New York City. That is, until her mother finds a story Jennifer wrote at age 13 depicting a "special" relationship with two adult coaches. Reading the yellowed pages of The Tale, Jennifer discovers the coded details she composed 40 years earlier are quite unlike her recollection. Deeply shaken yet determined to square her version of events with the truth, Jennifer sets out to find her two coaches. Returning to the Carolina horse farm where so much transpired, Jennifer's gangly yet tenacious seventh-grade self reawakens, and the loving stories she told herself for decades begin to unravel.

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Cast & Crew

director Jennifer Fox
screenplay Jennifer Fox
cinematography Denis Lenoir, Ivan Strasburg
editing Anne Fabini, Alex Hall, Gary Levy
music Ariel Marx
cast Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Debicki, Frances Conroy
producer Sol Bondy, Jennifer Fox, Lawrence Inglee, Mynette Louie, Oren Moverman, Simone Pero, Reka Posta, Laura Rister, Lynda Weinman
production Gamechanger Films, A Luminous Mind Production, Untitled Entertainment, Blackbird Films, ONE TWO Films, Fork Films, Artemis Rising Foundation
sales HBO
language English
coloration colour
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