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Directed by Claire McCarthy

Ophelia

Directed by Claire McCarthy

Synopsis

As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gertrude as one of her most trusted ladies-in-waiting. Soon enough, Ophelia captures the affections of the young Prince Hamlet. 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.

Cast

Stars Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, George Mackay, Tom Felton & Devon Terrell
Distribution
Acquired by IFC Films for global release

Honors

Premiered at Sundance Film Festival, 2018
Nominee at the Moscow International Film Festival, 2018
“Director Claire McCarthy gives Shakespeare's most misunderstood and debated character the story she deserves. McCarthy and writer Semi Chellas delightfully unravel both women's stories with a take that's redeeming and satisfying and makes a heck of a lot of sense.”

By Tara McNamara
Common Sense Media
“In this revisionist take, Shakespeare’s tragic heroine takes matters, and fate, into her own hands.”

By Manohla Dargis