There’s a long history of women playing male Hamlets, but in Danish screen star Asta Nielsen’s radically re-imagined version, Hamlet is a woman who must disguise herself as a man. Nielsen’s haunting features and commanding, vividly expressive performance dominate this visually stunning and daring film.
Dir: Sven Garde & Heinz Schall, Germany, 1921, 110 mins
This event is part of the Leeds All-Dayer at Hyde Park Picture House, from 12.00pm - 7pm. Why not buy an all-day pass and see all four screenings? The Early Bird All-Day tickets are available until April 13.