Hamlet, directed by Kenneth Branagh
1) It’s Shakespeare. 2) It’s Kenneth Branagh directing and starring in Shakespeare. 3) Derek Jacobi. Still need more reasons to watch this? It’s the first full-text feature film of this play. 5) Julie Christie. 6) This palace. 7) Derek Jacobi, again.
A visually stunning, top-ten-list cast, full-text film portrayal of the Dark Prince that brings an energy and modern-feeling subtext to the play without diminishing the language or tradition of other portrayals. If you’ve liked Branagh’s Shakespeare productions before (Henry V, Much Ado), you will love this one even more.
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