From director Claire McCarthy comes a dynamic and lavish re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts and Clive Owen.
Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) takes centre stage as Queen Gertrude’s (Naomi Watts) most trusted lady-in-waiting. Beautiful and intelligent, she soon captures the attention of the handsome Prince Hamlet (George MacKay) and a forbidden love blossoms. As war brews, lust and betrayal are tearing Elsinore Castle apart from within and Ophelia must decide between her true love or her own life in order to protect a very dangerous secret.
This stunning new interpretation puts a feminist slant on the timeless Shakespeare classic by taking the marginalised character of Ophelia and presenting the epic story through her eyes.
Ophelia premiered at Sundance in 2018 and stars Daisy Ridley (Star Wars franchise), Naomi Watts (The Painted Veil, Mulholland Drive), Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men), George MacKay (The Secret of Marrowbone) and Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise). Ophelia is directed by Claire McCarthy (The Waiting City).
Blue Finch Film Releasing presents Ophelia in select cinemas 22 November and on demand 27 November