Ophelia | Denver Film Society | Claire McCarthy | United Kingdom


Claire McCarthy

EnglishUnited Kingdom2019107 minWebsiteDCPRating: PG-13


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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.

Cinematographer: Denson Baker | Screenwriter: Semi Chellas / Based on the novel by Lisa Klein
Cast: Naomi Watts, Daisy Ridley, Clive Owen
Additional Countries: USA