Tom Felton’s film Ophelia will be screened in the Official Selection at the MINI British Film Festival presented by Palace Cinemas.
The Festival will take place from 23rd October to 14th November 2018 in 6 cities and 18 cinemas across Australia.
Sydney 23 Oct – 14 Nov
Canberra 24 Oct – 13 Nov
Adelaide 24 Oct – 14 Nov
Melbourne 25 Oct – 14 Nov
Brisbane 24 Oct – 14 Nov
Perth 25 Oct – 14 Nov
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Something is rotten in Shakespeare’s Denmark, where political intrigue swirls around the imperial court. Amid it all, the queen’s brightest lady-in-waiting, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley Star Wars, Murder on the Orient Express), finds herself drawn to Hamlet (George MacKay, who broke through in 2014 British comedy Pride) the charismatic and elusive crown prince. As their clandestine love affair takes flight, betrayal strikes the court, threatening to derail their union and devastate the royal family. Caught between her desires and her loyalty, Ophelia has to decide where her devotion will ultimately lie.
This remarkable retelling of Hamlet promises to charm fans of the seminal work and newcomers alike, as it manages to infuse a fresh and empowering perspective into one of the most renowned stories of all time. Adapting Lisa Klein’s eponymous novel, director Claire McCarthy crafts an intricate historical world that exudes romance, deception, and spirit. Featuring a stellar British cast including Tom Felton and Clive Owen, Ophelia plucks its titular character from literary slumber and firmly places her centre stage, where she belongs.
source: British Film Festival & Palace Cinemas