MSP Film Society at St. Anthony Main Theatre opens two Shakespearean-themed films during the later half of June - Kenneth Branagh’s ALL IS TRUE, a portrait of William Shakespeare during the last three years of his life, starting June 21 - and OPHELIA, a vivid retelling of Shakespeare's classic drama starring Daisy Ridley, starting June 28. Both will be showing daily at MSP Film Society’s St. Anthony Main Theatre.
ALL IS TRUE: Branagh and screenwriter Ben Elton start with the known facts about Shakespeare’s life during that time and attempt to fill in the gaps with what Shakespeare seemed to reveal about himself through his own writings. The film follows Shakespeare as he strives to bridge the distance between himself and his wife and two daughters, recover from the loss of his son, and come to terms with his legacy as an artist.
OPHELIA: One of the world’s greatest dramas is turned on its head through a bold and new perspective in OPHELIA. Set in medieval Denmark and spoken in a modern tongue with a poetic twist, it recalibrates the classic Shakespearean tragedy of “Hamlet” so that its unspoken, complex heroine may share her own story. As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gerturde (Naomi Watts) as one of her most trusted ladies-in-waiting. Soon enough, Ophelia captures the affections of the young Prince Hamlet (George MacKay). A passionate romance kindles between the two in secret as the kingdom is on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue and betrayal.
We're also happy to announce our Summer MSP Film Society Member Promotion! In the month of June, become a member or renew your MSP Film Society membership for some fabulous free tickets for the upcoming LUMIÈRES FRANÇAISES Film Festival, July 12-18. Visit mspfilm.org for more information.