Maxine Peake Hamlet: Photo Jonathan Keenan

Shakespeare’s most iconic work explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. From its ground-breaking, sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet, with BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. Shot creatively with eight cameras ‘in the round’ Hamlet captures the spirit of the play to create a visceral and cinematic experience.

Maxine Peake Hamlet will be screened at the EU Film Days 2016 festival in Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto), as part of Shakespeare Lives; an unprecedented global programme celebrating William Shakespeare’s work and his influence on culture, education and society on the 400th anniversary of his death.


Director: Sarah Frankom
Year of production: 2015
Length: 208 mins
Country of production: United Kingdom
Language: English (with English subtitles)


National Film Center, The Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
3-7-6 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031
Tuesday 28 June 2016 14:00-
Friday 8 July 2016 17:45-
Inquiries: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

The Museum of Kyoto
Sanjo-Takakura, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8183
Saturday 2 July 2016 13:30-
Inquiries: 075-222-0888

For ticket information, please see the EU Film Days 2016 official website.

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