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Teenager Hamlet

Synopsis
Independent experimental film exploring how young people make art and morality in the city. A painter leaves her studio, needing to know her world directly no longer through making paintings. Emerging into the streets of her own neighbourhood, she discovers a mixture of slightly out-of-balance young people. Some seem like contemporary Hamlets, preoccupied with their own political impotence and social injustice; others are like Ophelia, obsessed with their own and life’s beauty. Enlisting the help of her friends the painter follows these Hamlets and Ophelias into vacant grand hotels and through dry, abandoned fields. There is no script, just an array of questions, games and contrivances through which the director searches for what is at the heart of their neighbourhood trying to find the true story between reality and fiction, and between action and acting. [Synopsis adapted from Internet Movie Database].
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2010
Duration
78 mins

Credits

Director
Margaux Williamson
Producer
Julia Rosenberg
Cinematographer
Lee Towndrow
Screenplay
Sheila Heti
Music
Steven Kado
Cast
Margaux WilliamsonThe artist
Sheila Heti 
Sholem Krishtalka 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Untrained actors; Gender reversal

Notes

Notes
Released on DVD 2011 (US and Canada only).
History
The film was first presented as a gallery installation at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008.

Production Company

Name

January Films

Name

KRK Media

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
http://www.amazon.com External site opens in new window

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