Ophelia

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Programs:Special Presentations
Women & Film
Tags:Drama
Literature
Adaptation
Romance
Mystery
Women Directors
Family Drama
Literary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:114 min
Country/Region:United Kingdom
USA
Language:English
Print Source:IFC Films
Cast/Crew
Director:Claire McCarthy
Executive Producer:Elissa Friedman
Mathew Hart
Anton Lessine
Sasha Shapiro
Producer:Daniel Bobker
Sarah Curtis
Ehren Kruger
Paul Hanson
Cinematographer:Denson Baker
Screenwriter:Semi Chellas
Editor:Luke Dunkley
Composer:Steven Price
Principal Cast:Daisy Ridley
Naomi Watts
George MacKay
Clive Owen
Tom Felton

Description

A vivid retelling of Shakespeare's classic drama, Hamlet, from the perspective of Ophelia, Claire McCarthy's breathtaking drama stars Daisy Ridley (Star Wars) as the titular protagonist in a film that reinvisions the doomed young woman as the heroine of this tragic tale of love, loss and prophecy. Packed with a powerhouse cast that includes Naomi Watts, Clive Owen and George McKay, Ridley's Ophelia is caught in a web of royal machinations and dark prophecies, all of which threaten the blossoming love between herself and McKay's Prince Hamlet.

With talk of war on the horizon, the romance between Ophelia and Hamlet may become yet another casualty. But while the classic version of Ophelia from Shakespeare's play is destined to meet a tragic end, that may not be the case here, as McCarthy reinterprets Ophelia as an agent of her own destiny whose plight may not be as hopeless as that of her classic counterpart.

Director Biography

Claire McCarthy

Filmmaker, writer and visual artist Claire McCarthy was born in Sydney, Australia. She has been making film since 1999, and is known for Little Hands (11) and The Waiting City (09).


Press

"This vigorous, colorful and clever melodrama smartly rethinks both the play and the character, making her a far more proactive figure than Shakespeare did in addition to entirely re-imagining her fate." - Hollywood Reporter


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