CAST: Naomi Watts, Daisy Ridley, Clive Owen, George MacKay, Tom Felton DIRECTOR: Claire McCarthy TUESDAY FILM SERIES
Something is rotten in medieval-era Denmark, where political intrigue swirls around the imperial court like dark magic. Amid it all, the queen's brightest lady-in-waiting, Ophelia, finds herself drawn to Hamlet, the charismatic and elusive crown prince. As their secretive love affair takes flight, betrayal strikes the court, threatening to derail their union and devastate the royal family for good. Caught between her desires and her loyalty, Ophelia has to decide where her devotion will ultimately lie. A re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia's perspective. Based on the novel by Lisa Klein.
Brevity is the soul of wit, and sumptuousness the soul of costume drama, which the movie "Ophelia" quite extravagantly is. The images are gorgeous; the feminism, gratifying.Bob Mondello, NPR
The new costume drama 'Ophelia' tells the famous story from Hamlet's on-again, off-again girlfriend's point of view. And then it turns it on its head.Alexandra MacAaron, Women's Voices for Change