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Shakespeare's Sisters shorts + panel discussion

Advised 15
Shakespeare's Sisters shorts + panel discussion

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.

The Films

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.

 

WYRDOES (12A)

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

The panel

  • Lucy Campbell: director of Marina and Adrienne
  • Nat Luurtsema: director of WYRDOES
  • Prof. Carol Rutter (University of Warwick; specialist in women and Shakespeare in Performance)
  • Beth Webb (programmer of Bechdel Test Fest - an ongoing celebration of positive female representation in film)
  • Moderator: Ian Haydn Smith

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.

Director(s): Lucy Campbell, Nat Luurtsema
Length: 28 min
Cast: TBC