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Writer: Semi Chellas | Director: Claire McCarthy | Producer: Daniel Bobker, Sarah Curtis, Ehren Kruger, Paul Hanson | Editor: Luke Dunkley | Composer: Steven Price | Cinematographer: Denson Baker | Cast: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, George MacKay, Clive Owen, Tom Felton | USA/UK / 2018 / 107 min

About the Film

Based on the novel by Lisa Klein, this fresh reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet places the focus firmly on Hamlet's paramour, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley, Star Wars), rather than on the Danish crown prince. As the betrayal of Queen Gertrude (Naomi Watts) and King Claudius (Clive Owen) sets Hamlet (George MacKay) on a fateful course, Ophelia, the queen's most trusted lady-in-waiting, finds herself caught between loyalty and love, and the choice could cost her her life.

About the Filmmaker
Claire McCarthy’s most recent work was adapting and directing a segment of The Turning, starring Rose Byrne and based on Tim Winton’s celebrated story collection. Her award-winning feature The Waiting City, starring Radha Mitchell and Joel Edgerton, was shot on-location in India and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. McCarthy's additional projects include Cross Life, Sisters, Skin, and the upcoming The Personal History of Rachel DuPree, starring Viola Davis.

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