A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014)

2014 (SD)

5.0

Synopsis

From the mind of award-winning director Julie Taymor (The Lion King on Broadway, Frida, Titus) comes a Shakespeare adaptation like none other, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Rich with Taymor's trademark creativity, this immersive and darkly poetic cinematic experience brings the play's iconic fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers to life. Filmed at her sold-out stage production with cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, the feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the center of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of Shakespeare's beloved tale.

 

"Dazzling and Hilarious", NY Times

"Soars with wit and imagination", Variety

"Will knock your socks off", Huffington Post

"Deliriously beautiful, deeply magical", NEWSDAY

Cast

 

Puck Kathryn Hunter
Oberon  David Harewood
Titania Tina Benko
Duke Theseus Roger Clark
Queen Hippolyta Okwui Okpokwasili
Lord Egeus Robert Langdon Lloyd
Hermia Lilly Englert
Demetrius Zach Appelman
Lysander Jake Horowitz
Helena Mandi Masden
Nick Bottom Max Casella
Peter Quince Joe Grifasi
Francis Flute Zachary Infante
Robin Starveling William Youmans
Tom Stout Jacob Ming-Trent
Snug Brendan Averett
Olivia Bak  Marcus Bellamy
Ciaran Bowling Jarrett Austin Brown
Jon Viktor Corpuz Christina Dimanche
Jake L. Faragalli Jaryd Farcon
Reimi Kaneko Sophia Lillis
Johnny Marx Isaiah Register 
Briana Robinson  Willa Scolari 
Sophie Shapiro  Alex Shimizu
Madison Smith Azalea Twining

Creative

Director Julie Taymor
Writer William Shakespeare
Producers Lynn Hendee
  Ben Lathman-Jones