HBO FIlms’ The Tale will premiere on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday June 5th at 10pm, it has been announced.
The Tale chronicles one woman’s powerful investigation into her own childhood memories, as she is forced to reexamine her first sexual experience and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. The film was written and directed by Jennifer Fox, who based it on her own true story. The cast includes Laura Dern, Isabelle Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Frances Conroy And John Heard, With Common And Ellen Burstyn.
“My goal was not to ask, ‘Did this happen?,’ because I always remembered it”, Fox said. “It was, ‘How and why did it happen, and how and why did I spin it as a positive story to myself?’ There was a lightbulb moment when I was making another film about women all around the world, and it seemed that every other woman – regardless of class, culture or color – had an abuse story to tell. Their stories just floored me, because they had a system or a paradigm that looked like my story. Suddenly, I couldn’t see it as my own private little narrative and knew that it was time to investigate what happened in the open space of a fictional film.”
Check out HBO’s trailer for The Tale below:
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.