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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


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