Completed - ENGLISH - Drama - 110 minutes
Year of production :
Julie TAYMOR ADAPTED FROM THE PLAY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Helen MIRREN, Tom CONTI, David STRATHAIRN, Djimon HOUNSOU, Alfred MOLINA, Ben WHISHAW, Russell BRAND, Felicity JONES, Reeve CARNEY, Alan CUMMING
Julie TAYMOR, Bob CHARTOFF, Lynn HENDEE, Julia TAYLOR-STANLEY, Jason LAU
In Shakespeare's fantastical thriller the magician Prospero orchestrates spirits, monsters, a grief-stricken king, a wise old councillor, two treacherous brothers and a storm at sea into a fantastical conspiracy bringing banishment, sorcery and shipwreck into the lives of two hapless lovers to stir and seal their fate.
Here Prospero takes female form as Prospera, giving her journey of vengeance and self-discovery a wholly new resonance.
As Prospera breaks her magical staff against an entrancing volcanic landscape at
the end of her heroic quest, this poignant story of love and forgiveness translates into a riveting and filmic mystical tale, for our own times.