Ophelia

Winner
Directors to Watch
Palm Springs International Film Festival
This vigorous, colorful and clever melodrama smartly rethinks both the play and the character, making her a far more proactive figure.

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Ophelia

One of the world’s greatest dramas is turned on its head through a bold and new perspective in OPHELIA. Set in medieval Denmark and spoken in a modern tongue with a poetic twist, it recalibrates the classic Shakespearean tragedy of “Hamlet” so that its unspoken, complex heroine may share her own story. As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gerturde (Naomi Watts) as one of her most trusted ladies-in-waiting. Soon enough, Ophelia captures the affections of the young Prince Hamlet (George MacKay). A passionate romance kindles between the two in secret as the kingdom is on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue and betrayal. When Hamlet’s father is murdered and the prince’s wits begin to unravel into an insatiable quest for vengeance, Ophelia sharply navigates the rules of power in Denmark all while struggling to choose between her true love and her own life.
Genre
Drama, Romance, Women and Film, Shakespeare
Runtime
107
Language
English
Director
Claire McCarthy
Cast
Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Tom Felton, Clive Owen, George MacKay
Awards:
Winner, Directors to Watch, Palm Springs International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Alonso Duralde, TheWrap

We’ve had “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” and “Fortinbras Gets Drunk,” and now there’s “Ophelia,” an intelligent and gorgeous spin on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” from the point of view of the melancholy prince’s beloved. “Hamlet” of course has its share of memorable characters — recall the bit ...

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