Dir: Claire McCarthy
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Anna Rust
UK/US, 2019, 107 mins
Ophelia takes centre stage as Queen Gertrude’s most trusted lady-in-waiting. Beautiful and intelligent, she soon captures the attention of the handsome Prince Hamlet and a forbidden love blossoms. As war brews, lust and betrayal are tearing Elsinore Castle apart from within and Ophelia must decide between her true love or her own life in order to protect a very dangerous secret. A vigorous, colourful and clever melodrama that smartly rethinks both the play and the character, making her a far more proactive figure than in Hamlet.