Wednesday, May 1, 2019

OPHELIA PERIOD SET DRAMA WITH DAISY RIDLEY, NAOMI WATTS, CLIVE OWEN, TOM FELTON FINALLY GETS A TRAILER AND RELEASE DATE!

   'OPHELIA' TRAILER SENDS
Ophelia finally arrives next June!
DAISY RIDLEY INTO 14TH CENTURY
Even though it premiered back at the very beginning of 2018 at Sundance Film Festival, OPHELIA period set drama is finally getting a theatre release this summer, opening in Northern American cinemas June 28th! The reimagining of Shakespeare's famous tragedy Hamlet, has the story told from Ophelia's perspective! The movie, set in the 14th century but spoken in modern language, is based on the award winning book by Lisa Klein and is
Massimo Cantini did the amazing costumes in the movie
also directed by a woman - Claire McCarthy who is currently directing BBC epic series The Luminaries, an adventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand's 1860's gold rush!
THE STORY OF OPHELIA  
Daisy Ridley appears in the movie as the titular character. She plays the most trusted lady-in-waiting to the Queen Gertrude of Danmark (played by
Daisy Ridley plays the lead role of Ophelia in the film
Naomi Watts) who took her into Elsinore Castle as a rebellious and motherless child! Soon enough, Ophelia captures the attention of the young
Naomi Watts plays Gertrude the Queen of Denmark!
Prince Hamlet (played by George MacKay) and a forbidden love blossoms and passionate romance kindles between the two in secret! As the kingdom is
The dialogues in the movie are spoken in modern language.
on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue, lust and betrayal begin to tear Elsinore Castle apart from within in this reimagining of the famed
The movie is based on an award winning book by Lisa Klein
Hamlet. When Hamlet’s father is murdered and the prince’s wits begin to unravel into an insatiable quest for vengeance, Ophelia sharply navigates the
Clive Owen plays evil king Claudius.
rules of power in Denmark all while struggling to choose between her true love and her own life. The movie, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival also stars Clive Owen as Claudius and Tom Felton as Laertes with Nathaniel Parker as the king!

20 comments:

  1. Everything from the set design to the costumes looks wonderful here. I was totally drawn in to the trailer!

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    1. The art production really seems nice in it, hope what we've seen in the trailer isn't all! I especially liked the scene when Gertrude gets mad and storms the hall in warrior mood :)

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  2. I'm not familiar with Lisa Klein's book. I doubt it I would enjoy a "reimagining" of the original shakesperean tragedy in a "modern language" and "from Ophelia's perspective"; unless the movie has a better ending. I don't like tragic endings , and as far as I remember Ophelia drowned, Hamlet got killed by her brother. Both got mad before their death.

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    1. That is why it is called a tragedy :) Millais' Ophelia, one of my favourite paintings, describes that lack of happy ending best, methinks.

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    2. I know what a tragedy is. I'm just not sure I know what a 'reimagining' is, and why the need for a reimagining (imaginative reinterpretation)?
      Do they have some new message for the film viewer, is it less tragic? maybe only one of the protagonists goes mad and only one gets killed, not both of them. Is there something new the producers can offer to us? Perhaps you can tell us more than just it will hit the screens in June.

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    3. Reimaginings, reboots and remakes are the product of today's lazy world, sadly, Duta. They either cater to lazy self-centred milennials or to feminism or some other -ism as in this case. You will see more and more reimaginings of old stories with feminist agenda added to them or with actors of some totally other race playing the part.

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    4. Yes, sadly indeed, 'lazy' seems to be the key word here.

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    5. There was an article recently about how three out of four milennials quit their job within the first month. Their comment on it is that worlds needs to change to suit them, not the other way around... lazy, just lazy and spoilt too. They want everything on their plate, movies too.

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  3. Looks good! It's about time Ophelia gets to tell her side of the story!

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    1. But when will we hear Rosencrantz side of the story, or Guildersterns? When, when, when? :)

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    2. We've heard it already in Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" which was made into a movie in 1990 starring Tim Roth, Gary Oldman and Richard Dreyfuss. It's definitely worth a watch! One of my faves!

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    3. I want to hear the story of the skull from Hamlet!

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  4. Clive Owen has long hair. That can't be right!

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