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Hamlet Within

Alternative title
Hamlet Revenant
Synopsis
An essay film, part fiction and part documentary, that explores how Hamlet haunts audiences and the play’s characters, drawing on the work of Marx and Derrida among others.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2022
Duration
86 mins

Credits

Director
Ken McMullen
Producer
Ken McMullen
Writer
Ken McMullen
Contributor
Anne Sophie Refskou; Richard Wilson (3); Varsha Panjwani
Cast
Lex ShrapnelHamlet
John ShrapnelClaudius
Dominique PinonMichel de Montaigne
Gabriella WrightMontaigne’s Muse
Ian McKellenGhost

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama; English language and literature; History; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Hamlet (character)

Notes

Notes
Previously announced unter the title, The Ghost Within. Also presented under the longer title, Hamlet Within: Five Acts in Search of a Murderous Prince.
General
Described by its makers as: ‘A film-essay and a radical cinematic investigation of the eternal struggle between the instincts of Life and Death within us.'
History
Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 on 21 May 2022.
Reviews
Michael Billington, ‘Hamlet Within: why are we so obsessed with Shakespeare’s dithering prince?' The Guardian, 27 May 2022

Production Company

Name

Art Cinema Productions

Email
info@artcinema.art
Web
https://artcinema.art/ External site opens in new window
Address
Blofield House
Woodbastwick Road
Blofield
Norwich
NR13 4RW
UK
Name

Scope Films

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