The Tempest

The Tempest
The Tempest

Year

2010

Duration

106 minutes

Genres

Drama, Period and Historical, Romance

Language

English

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Synopsis

Written towards the end of his life as a playwright, The Tempest remains one of Shakespeare's most mysterious and epic plays. This contemporary film adaptation tells the story of Prospera, an alchemist who is convicted of witchcraft by her brother and exiled from her kingdom along with her four-year-old daughter. Accompanied by a group of intriguing characters, they soon find themselves marooned on a peculiar island, unaware that one of their party is responsible for the shipwreck. A battle for power soon erupts and Prospera finds herself at the centre of the action. This retelling of Shakespeare's beguiling play combines the original language with modern film-making techniques, often dazzling visuals, and intriguing narrative decisions (such as gender-swapping important characters) to offer a fresh take on classic material.

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PG Classification

Contains scary scenes, natural nudity and mild sex references.

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