Irish Film Institute -HAMLET (70MM)


Director: Kenneth Branagh

242 mins (plus intermission), UK-USA, 1996, 70mm

This film screened 15th June 2016.

Kenneth Branagh is contemporary cinema’s most noted interpreter of Shakespeare, having now brought five of his plays to the big screen.

His version of Hamlet represents perhaps his crowning achievement, the first unabridged film of the play, running to just over four hours in length, which restores text from the Second Quarto and amendments from other sources to the First Folio version. Branagh’s decision to shoot the film entirely on 70mm adds to the epic scale of the production, and allows him to create a uniquely visual take on the material. This is a rare opportunity to experience the film as the director intended. (Notes by Kevin Coyne)

Tickets €12 (€10 Members). 

This film is screening as part of our Shakespeare Lives season June 8th – 30th.

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