Bad Tales

Bad Tales

Bad Tales

Set in the suburbs of Rome during one long summer, this award-winning Italian drama follows the children of families living out on a limb who witness the on-going tensions among the adults.

Best Screenplay, Berlin International Film Festival 2020
2020Rating: M, Violence, offensive language, sexual references, suicide & content that may disturb100 minsItaly, Switzerland
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

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Bad Tales / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An explosion of droll talent in one wild, impressionistic ride.

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Variety

Variety

Bad Tales lacks a clear point of view, surveying all of its characters with a degree of contempt.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A superbly shot, viscerally acted ensemble drama...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Without that added layer of complexity imparted by the voiceover, Bad Tales might be mistaken for just another coming-of-age film, and the queasy atmosphere it thrives on would dissipate.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

All in all, the movie lives up to its title, though perhaps not in the way the filmmakers intended.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Bad Tales is a disappointingly sour display indeed.

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NPR

NPR

I have absolutely no idea what this film is trying to say, which is a disappointment because it has a fascinating framing device.

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