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    47TH KYIV IFF "MOLODIST" -  27.05 - 03.06.18.

Shakespeare on Film

Shakespeare on Film

Shakespeare’s works have always been an inspiration source for film adaptations. In regard of 400th anniversary of the famous playwright together with the British council we prepared selection of film classics after his works. 

United Kingdom
Fiction, Black&White with color tint
Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Dora Senior, James Fisher

By the end of the silent era around 300 Shakespeare adaptations had been produced. This celebration from the BFI National Archive draws together a delightful selection of thrilling, iconic and humorous scenes from several titles (many unseen for decades), newly digitized and brought to life by the composers and musicians of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

It includes King Lear (1910), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1909), The Merchant of Venice (1910) as well as the first Shakespeare film ever made – King John (1899).

United Kingdom, USA
Director - Kenneth Barnagh Screenplay - William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh Camera - Alex Thomson Editing - Neil Farrell Production design - Tim Harvey Music - Patrick Doyle Producer - David Barron
Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Julie Christie, Kate Winslet

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, vows revenge when informed by the ghost of his murdered father that the present King Claudius was responsible. Spurning the romantic advances of his sweetheart Ophelia, Hamlet attempts to open the eyes of his mother Gertrude, whom Claudius has now wed. Hamlet is soon compelled to act following a series of bloody and mysterious deaths.

United Kingdom
Director - Laurence Olivier Screenplay - William Shakespeare Camera - Robert Krasker, Jack Hildyard Editing - Reginald Beck Music - William Walton Producer - Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier, Leslie Banks, Renée Asherton

Intended to rally Britain during the darkest days of World War II, the film shows how the star of England sought to stake an ancestral, royal claim on the soil of France. Inspired by King Henry V who repeatedly challenged French sovereignty, this film culminates in the famous St Crispin's Day speech to the troops and the emblematic and bloody battle of Agincourt.

United Kingdom
Director - Oliver Parker Screenplay - William Shakespeare, Oliver Parker Camera - David Johnson Editing - Tony Lawson Production design - Tim Harvey Music - Charlie Mole Producer - David Barron, Luc Roeg
Laurence Fishburne, Irène Jacob, Kenneth Branagh

Othello returns a hero after crushing an invasion attempt by the Turkish army near Cyprus. Pledged to marry Desdemona, he ignores the advice of his intended’s father, who tells him that she may have a deceptive nature.



Japan, France
Director - Akira Kurosawa Screenplay - Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide Camera - Asakazu Nakai, Takao Saitô, Shôji Ueda Editing - Akira Kurosawa Production design - Shinobu Muraki, Yoshirô Muraki Music - Tôru Takemitsu Producer - Masato Hara, Serge Silberman
Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

An interpretation of Shakespeare’s King Lear as a historical epic set in sixteenth century Japan. When a lord abdicates to his three sons, two turn against him. An examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of a family under the weight of betrayal, greed and power.

United Kingdom
Director - Derek Jarman Screenplay - William Shakespeare, Derek Jarman Camera - Peter Middleton Editing - Lesley Walker Production design - Yolanda Sonnabend Music - Brian Hodgson, John Lewis Producer - Guy Ford, Mordecai Shreiber
Elizabeth Welch, Heathcote Williams, Toyah Willcox

Prospero and his daughter Miranda have been abandoned on a remote island by his evil brother Antonio. Twelve years later, Prospero creates a tempest to shipwreck Antonio’s ship on the mysterious island in an attempt to persuade one of the travelers to marry his daughter and restore peace between Milan and Naples.

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