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.
- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Claire McCarthy

Cast:

  • Daisy Ridley
  • Naomi Watts
  • Tom Felton
  • Clive Owen
  • George MacKay
  • Daisy Head
  • Sebastian De Souza
  • Dominic Mafham
  • Devon Terrell
  • Anna Rust

Writers:

  • Lisa Klein
  • Semi Chellas
  • William Shakespeare

Producers:

  • Alastair Burlingham
  • Anton Lessine
  • Bert Marcus
  • Cassandra Hamar
  • Daniel Bobker
  • David Minkowski
  • Ehren Kruger
  • Elissa Friedman
  • Mathew Hart
  • Matthew Stillman
  • Paul Hanson
  • Sarah Curtis
  • Sasha Shapiro

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