The Tempest

British helmer Derek Jarman's film version of Shakespeare's most fanciful play is definitely one of a kind. The plot remains intact, however, liberty has been taken with the insertion of a wedding feast at the end, complete with dancing, sailor boys, and blues singer Elisabeth Welsh crooning 'Stormy Weather' as a kind of diva ex machina.

Year: 1979
Genre: Art House Cinema, Shakespeare, Alice's Playhouse, Avant-garde / Experimental
Country: UK
Director: Derek Jarman
Starring: Heathcote Williams, Karl Johnson, Toyah Wilcox
Duration: 90 Minutes
Rating: R16
Location in store: Alice's Playhouse (Shakespeare)



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