Ophelia is a 2018 British-American romantic drama film directed by Claire McCarthy.
Starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, George MacKay, Tom Felton, Devon Terrell, Mia Quiney, Jack Cunningham-Nuttall, Anna Rust, Dominic Mafham and others.
IFC Films on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 released the trailer:
Ophelia Ft. Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts & Clive Owen - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films.
As the film begins, the mischievous, headstrong child Ophelia (Daisy Ridley), low-born daughter of Polonius (Dominic Mafham), a court fool, is brought to the royal court of Denmark by her father. At court, she catches the attention of Queen Gertrude (Naomi Watts), who offers her widower father the chance to have Ophelia become one of her ladies-in-waiting, to improve her education and deportment. As Ophelia grows older, she is mocked behind her back by the older ladies, but consoled by the continued favor of Gertrude.
After young Prince Hamlet (George MacKay) returns from schooling in Wittenberg, he begins secretly courting Ophelia (Ridley). Meanwhile, Gertrude has an affair with Claudius (Clive Owen), the brother of her husband, the king. She sends Ophelia to get a potion from her sister Mechtild (also played by Watts), who lives in isolation after having been accused of witchcraft. Later the king is killed, and for the new king the nobles elect Claudius rather than Prince Hamlet. Claudius marries Gertrude.
Hamlet secretly marries Ophelia. He vows to avenge his father's death and that they will leave that place. King Claudius sets Ophelia up as a trap to see if Hamlet loves her. However, prior to this, Ophelia had found poison in Claudius' coat, and she confesses this all to Hamlet while Claudius watches from afar. Ophelia tells Hamlet that they are being watched, so they pretend to have nothing to do with each other. Hamlet acts mad to deceive the onlookers, while quietly instructing Ophelia to escape to a nunnery where she will be safe. Hamlet puts on a play depicting the murder of his father; this enrages King Claudius who demands all the actors be killed. Hamlet draws his sword on the king, and the King declares treason. Hamlet finds a man hiding in his mother's bedchambers, and thinking it's Claudius, he kills the man, who turns out to be Ophelia's father Polonius (Mafham).
Here is the full cast and characters of Ophelia.
The film Ophelia was scheduled to be released on January 22, 2018 (Sundance), on June 28, 2019 (United States) and on November 22, 2019 (United Kingdom) by IFC Films (North America), Blue Finch Film Releasing (United Kingdom/Ireland), ACE Entertainment, GEM Entertainment, Film & TV House, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Koch Films, NOS Audiovisuais and WOWOW Cinema.
The duration of the film is 107 minutes. The film grossed over $224,410.
The film Ophelia is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Ophelia got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 60/100. The audience also loves the film.
More information about Ophelia you can get at:
Official website: ifcfilms.com/films/ophelia
Wikipedia: Ophelia (2018 film)