DFF: The Tempest (15)

Wednesday 09 May 2018 to Thursday 10 May 2018

DFF: The Tempest (15)

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  • Director Derek Jarman
  • Origin UK
  • Year 1979
  • Duration 91 minutes

Jarman brings sumptuous visual style and a measure of the punk spirit that informed Jubilee to this cinematic version of the Shakespeare text. Festival guest Toyah Willcox plays Miranda, who has been banished to a desolate island with her father Prospero (Heathcote Williams) by Alonso, King of Naples (Peter Bull). Prospero’s plans for revenge are complicated when Miranda falls in love with the king’s son Ferdinand (David Meyer). If you discount the very loose sci-fi adaptation Forbidden Planet this was the big screen’s first version of the play.

Screening as part of Derby Film Festival. Passes are available which allow entry to all events across the full ten days of the festival for just £80. Book yours at this page.