A Midwinter's Tale (1995)

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A group of theater actors plays "Hamlet" in a provincial village, faced with their own temptations, disappointments, and joys.




  • A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
  • Joan Collins and Jennifer Saunders in A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
  • Kenneth Branagh and Michael Maloney in A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
  • A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
  • A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
  • A Midwinter's Tale (1995)

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Kenneth Branagh


Kenneth Branagh

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7 May 2002 | Stu C
| Wonderful Underrated Classic
This was a film that I wanted to see from the very second that I heard about it. Unfortunately (for one reason and another) I missed it at the cinema and was forced to trawl the depths of video stores to find it. It is a beautifully shot, subtly hilarious piece of cinematic history. Anyone who has ever worked in theatres or have met "theatre types" will empathise with the characters immediately...and anyone who has never experienced the backstage "goings on" of theatres should watch this film to experience the endearing qualities of theatre in its extreme.

Quite simply this film is wonderful and has made me a huge fan of Kenneth Branagh's writing and direction.

My only complaint about this film is that it is impossible to find!! Why can't we buy it on DVD yet??!

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Release Date:

16 February 1996



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Filming Locations

England, UK

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,000 11 February 1996

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