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Hamlet

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival
Cert.E. 110mins. Germany.
No screenings currently scheduled.

There’s a long history of women playing male Hamlets, but in Danish screen star Asta Nielsen’s radically re-imagined version, Hamlet is a woman who must disguise herself as a man. Nielsen’s haunting features and commanding, vividly expressive performance dominate this visually stunning and daring film. 

Performing live: Donald Sosin (piano). With an introduction by Judith Buchanan, University of York

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Part of the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival. Visit their website for the full programme of silent films throughout May.