Ophelia (2019)
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Ophelia (2019)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
June 28, 2019
Studio
IFC Films
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/ophelia
Genre
Drama
Release Date
June 28, 2019
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Duration
107 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
IFC Films
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/ophelia
Director
Claire McCarthy
Producer
Daniel Bobker, Ehren Kruger, Sarah Curtis, Paul Hanson
Screenwriter
Semi Chellas
Starring

Set in medieval Denmark and spoken in a modern tongue with a poetic twist, it recalibrates the classic Shakespearean tragedy of "Hamlet" so that its unspoken, complex heroine may share her own story. As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gerturde (Naomi Watts) as one of her most trusted ladies-in-waiting. Soon enough, Ophelia captures the affections of the young Prince Hamlet (George MacKay). 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.