Curzon Soho presents Shakespeare’s Sisters, a special event combining the first public screening of two new short films inspired by Shakespeare by two female filmmaking teams, followed by a 45 minute panel discussion on the relationship between Shakespeare, women and cinema.
Marina and Adrienne (15)
Written/directed by Lucy Campbell; produced by Loran Dunn.
Set at sea, runaway lovers find themselves in the eye of a storm, where childbirth, death and superstition are challenged by the power of love.
Marina and Adrienne is inspired by Pericles, Prince of Tyre.
Written/directed by Nat Luurtsema and produced by Jennifer Eriksson and Iona Westlake.
Three sisters – Elsab, Magrit and Merope – battle through poverty and rumours that they’re witches just because they’re a little ‘wyrd'.
Through accidental tragedy, murder and war, the downtrodden Wyrdoes finally fight back! WYRDOES is a comedy inspired by Macbeth.
Tickets £7 / £6 for Curzon members
This event is part of Film London and the British Council’s Shakespeare’s Sister initiative designed to give voice to underrepresented female creatives as part of Shakespeare400 - this year’s programme of events to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The two short films were chosen following an intensive selection process which saw some 265 applications and a shortlist of six projects.
Read more on the Curzon blog
With thanks to Film London, British Council and Bechdel Test Fest.