Was Shakespeare English?

United Kingdom, 2016

  • Duration: 97'


"Was Shakespeare  English?" offers a fresh, daring and controversial view of the great playwright's identity. Russian-born, London-based director Alicia Maksimova, in her first feature, takes us on a captivating voyage from the Strait of Messina to Venice, Verona, Stratford-upon-Avon, and back to Sicily for a mesmeric finale on the little Aeolian island which inspired The Tempest.  Enticing travelogue, beautifully shot and provocatively argued, this bold docu-journey offers a Shakespeare who is both a hot potato for our times and a supreme artist for the ages.


Movie card

Direction Alicia Maksimova
Screenplay Alicia Maksimova
Cinematography Gianfranco Stracuzzi, Alicia Maksimova, Marcello Panebianco, Francesco Rungo
Production Alicia Maksimova
Location Reggio Calabria, Messina e lo Stretto di Messina, Venezia, Verona, Vulcano (Eolie),
Language Inglese, Italiano
Subtitle Inglese


Scheduled June 25 at 21:15 at the Casa del Sole

The director of the film Alicia Maksimova will be present


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