Friday, June 28 - Thursday, July 11, 2019
Set in the 14th Century but spoken in a contemporary voice, OPHELIA is a dynamic re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) takes center stage as Queen Gertrude’s (Naomi Watts) most trusted lady-in-waiting. Beautiful and intelligent, she soon captures the attention of the handsome Prince Hamlet (George MacKay) and a forbidden love blossoms. As war brews, lust and betrayal are tearing Elsinore Castle apart from within and Ophelia must decide between her true love or her own life in order to protect a very dangerous secret.
Winner: Director to Watch – Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival
- Country UK
- Running Time 106 minutes
- Distributor IFC in Theatres, LLC
- Director Claire McCarthy
- Writer Lisa Klein (novel), Semi Chellas (adapted screenplay)
- Editor Luke Dunkley
- Cinematographer Denson Baker
- Cast Daisy Ridley, Tom Felton, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, George MacKay, Sebastian De Souza, Daisy Head
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