Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Movie No One Talks About

In 2003, I went on a Kenneth Branagh spree. During that time, I found an oldie-but-goodie on VHS. It's a movie every fan should see & it's called A Midwinter's Tale. It's tough to come by & hasn't yet been released on DVD.

I simply adore this film. If you're a fan, you'll recognize quite a few of the actors; Mr. Branagh uses the same actors in many of his films. It's a great cast & the work is superb. You can read a synopsis HERE. In a nutshell, it's about a theater cast putting on Hamlet at Christmas. But it's a lot more than that.  It is worth noting this film is also known as In the Bleak Midwinter.

If you get the chance to see this, I highly recommend it. You can see a lot of Kenneth Branagh in this film...you get to see just how important his Hamlet project actually is to him. It's wonderful.

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