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Ophelia

Drama Romance


 

Based on a novel rather than Shakespeare's play; the telling of Hamlet from Ophelia's perspective sans the language of the Bard.

It's pleasing to view this familiar story from another's point of view. Speech has been modernised, some quotes are rephrased, and the most well-known ones are missing altogether. The tone and colour of the cinematic palette used in "Ophelia" provides a faithful rendering of the character as seen in art world images. The production design and good-looking costuming help to create a stunning backdrop for all of the intrigue and plotting of the Court. "Though this be madness, yet there is method in't."

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 1st August 2019
Madman Entertainment 106 mins