THE TALE

90 MINUTES, DRAMA

DIRECTOR / WRITER: JENNIFER FOX 
PRODUCERS: ONE TWO FILMS, BLACKBIRD FILMS
A LUMINOUS MIND PRODUCTIONS

FUNDING: MEDIENBOARD BERLIN-BRANDENBURG

TV: ZDF / ARTE
CAST: 
LAURA DERN, ELLEN BURSTYN, ISABELLE NÉLISSE, ELIZABETH DEBICKI, JASON RITTER
SALES AGENT:
MONGREL INTERNATIONAL

 

SYNOPSIS

On a horse farm during the summer of 1973, thirteen-year-old Jennifer began her first sexual relationship with two riding coaches - one that would shape her identity for the rest of her life. Based on a true story, The Tale chronicles Jennifer’s adult journey to distinguish the reality she has constructed from the truth she must confront. 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR: JENNIFER FOX

Jennifer Fox is an internationally acclaimed director, producer, camerawoman and educator. Her first film, Beirut: The Last Home Movie was broadcast in over 20 countries, released theatrically in nine, and won seven inter- national awards, including the Grand Prize for Best Docu- mentary and Best Cinematography in Sundance 1988. She produced, directed and shot the ten-hour PBS/BBC/ARTE series An American Love Story, which first premiered at Sundance and Berlin Film Festival, and the six- part film, Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman, which premiered at IDFA Amsterdam in 2006 and Sundance in 2007 and did a 20-city theatrical release in the US. Her feature documentary, My Reincarnation was filmed over 20 years and played at over 50 festivals around the world. The film was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2013. The Tale starring Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn and Elizabeth Debicki is her fictional debut. 

 

 

PRODUCER: LAWRENCE INGLEE

Lawrence Inglee is one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch”. He began his career at The Mark Gordon Company, where he became the head of production, including producing The Day After Tomorrow and Winter Passing. In 2009, he produced the film The Messenger, directed by Oren Moverman and starring Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster and Samantha Morton, which was nominated for two Academy Awards and won both Best Screenplay and the Peace Award at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2008, he produced Max Rose, starring Jerry Lewis and written and directed by Daniel Noah and Rampart, reuniting director Oren Moverman and stars Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster. In 2014, he produced the soon-to-be released, Time Out Of Mind, written and directed by Oren Moverman and staring Richard Gere, which won the FIPRESCI Critics Award at TIFF 2014. He will soon release his recent producing effort, The Ticket, directed by Ido Fluk and staring Dan Stevens. He is currently producing Oppenheimer Strategies, directed by Joseph Cedar and also starring Richard Gere and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: OREN MOVERMAN

Oren Moverman is the acclaimed co-writer and director of Rampart (2012) and The Messenger (2010), (Best Screenplay Oscar 2010 nominee; Sundance Film Festival; Best Screenplay and Best First Feature nominee at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards; The 2010 Directorial Debut Award, National Board of Review, and the Screenwriting Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival). Recently completed films written by Moverman include Love And Mercy, directed by Bill Pohlad, and the soon-to-be released, Time Out Of Mind, starring Richard Gere, which Moverman also directed and which won the FIPRESCI Critics Award at TIFF 2014. He recently has begun producing with partner Lawrence Inglee, including the upcoming The Ticket, directed by Ido Fluk, and Oppenheimer Strategies, directed by Joseph Cedar. Other past screenwriting works include John Pogue’s The Quiet Ones (a Lionsgate 2014 release); Ira Sachs’ Married Life, (a 2008 Sony Pictures Classics release); Todd Haynes’ Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There, (A 2007 Weinstein Company release); Bertha Bay-Sa Pen’s Face, (2002 Indican) and Alison Maclean’s Jesus' Son, (2000 Lionsgate/Alliance Release).