The Tempest

de Julie Taymor



Theater experts know that “The Tempest”, William Shakespeare’s final play, is a text that’s tremendously hard to stage because its mixture of, drama, comedy and magic needs a very well-tuned orchestra to reach a satisfactory conclusion. But that didn’t intimidate Julie Taymor, who had already offered us a daring interpretation of Shakespearean text in Titus. Surrounded by a genuinely top notch cast and crew, this filmmaker offers us an important audiovisual experience and even dared to change Prospero’s sex, giving the role to the great Helen Mirren, beacon of this story about exile, love and the battle between intellect and base instincts.


Julie Taymor

Fascinated by the theater world, she spent her adolescence travelling all over the world and soaking up different folklores, something that decisively influenced the productions she has successfully directed on Broadway. In 1999 she directed her first film, Titus, which was followed by Frida (02) and Across the Universe (07).

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Noves Visions - Ficció
Original language: English