Considered by many the finest screen adaptation of Shakespeare's greatest work, Grigori Kozintsev's HAMLET is a spare, haunting interpretation based on a translation by novelist Boris Pasternak. The malevolence afoot in the state of Denmark is magnificently captured by the foreboding black and white cinematography and the dark, dramatic score by composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In addition, acclaimed Russian actors Innokenti Smoktunovsky and Anastasia Vertinskaya offer stellar, award-winning performances. Kozintsev, a peer of Eisenstein's who worked well into the 1960s, was a master of cinematic technique who finally achieved recognition at the end of his career for his stunning interpretations of Shakespeare.
Charlton Heston,Derek Jacobi,Julie Christie,Kenneth Branagh,Robin Williams,Kate Winslet
Murder and violence, sex and desire, paranoia and madness. The heady brew of passion and emotion that makes up Shakespeare's great tragedy is given a lavish new production by cinematic Bard-O-Phile Branagh.