Based on the award-winning novel by Lisa Klein, Ophelia is a dynamic re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet told from an unexpected point of view.
Set in the 14th century but spoken in a contemporary voice, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) takes centre stage in the untold story of her tragic romance with Hamlet and her relationship with his mother, Queen Gertrude (Naomi Watts). A wild and motherless child, Ophelia is taken into Elsinore Castle under the wing of Queen Gertrude and becomes her most trusted lady-in-waiting. Growing into a beautiful and intelligent young woman, she soon captures the attention of the handsome Prince Hamlet (George MacKay). While she learns the ways of power and plotting in court, an undeniable love between Ophelia and the Prince blossoms in secret. As war brews with a neighbouring kingdom, lust and betrayal are tearing Elsinore apart from within – the King has been murdered, driving Prince Hamlet into a downward spiral of vengeful torment. Ophelia must decide between her true love or her own life and devises a plan to escape Elsinore forever, in order to protect a very dangerous secret. M from Aug 1
“Semi Chellas’s adaptation inspires and entertains. You will be wowed by the refreshing twists that update this male-centric saga and give women the credit they deserve.” – Film Threat
“…the ultimate female take-back-the-narrative movie” – Vulture
“ This vigorous, colourful and clever melodrama smartly rethinks both the play and the character…” – The Hollywood Reporter
Thanks to Madman Entertainment we have 5 double in-season passes to give away. For a chance to win all you have to do is email us at email@example.com with Ophelia in the subject line, telling us the name of one other Shakespeare adaption (movie or TV series) you’ve seen and enjoyed. Make sure you include your name and address so we can mail the tickets. Entries close midday Monday July 29.
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