Hamlet (1964)


Genre: Drama
Duration: 140mins
Director: Grigory Kozintsev
Cast: Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elsa Radzinya, Yuri Tolubeyev, Anastasiya Vertinskaya

This Shakespearean tragedy is given true justice in this Russian translation by Boris Pasternak. Widely regarded by film critics all over the world as being the best cinematic adaptation of Hamlet ever, the film depicts the story of Prince Hamlet and his father’s death at the hands of his brother Claudius. The film received the Special Jury Prize and Best Actor prize to Innokenty Smoktunovsky at the Venice International Film Festival (1964); the Sutherland Trophy at the British Film Institute Awards (1964); Special Premium and the Diploma of the Jury of the International Film Festival in San Sebastiano (1965); nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globes (1967).

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