Hamlet adaptations at Ankara Film Festival
Hamlet films from five countries will be on the screen at the festival.The 27th Ankara International Film Festival will bring film versions of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy “Hamlet” to the big screen.
In a section titled “There is Something Rotten in the World,” Hamlet adaptations shot over the years in five different countries - Yugoslavia, Germany, Finland, France and Britain - will be screened at the festival.
The first film in the selection will be Laurence Olivier’s cult “Hamlet,” made in 1948. It will be followed by Claude Chabrol’s 1963 adaptation “Ophélia,” Krsto Papić’s 1973 film “Acting Hamlet in the Village of Mrduša Donja,” Aki Kaurismäki’s 1988 film “Hamlet Goes Business,” and “Hamlet – This is Your Family” by Austrian director Peter Kern, who died last year.
The festival will take place in the Turkish capital between April 28 and May 8.