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LanguageRussian
Hamlet Part 2
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Kozintsev’s obsession with the great writer led him to ‘not adapt Shakespeare to the cinema but the cinema to Shakespeare.’ The result of this is a starkly powerful adaptation of one of literature’s greatest tragedies. Shot in black and white, the fierce Baltic landscapes and ornate costumes underscore the spectacle of grief, madness and tragedy. Boris Pasternak’s acclaimed translation and a haunting soundtrack from Dmitri Shostakovitch, add to one of the greatest film versions of Shakespeare in any language.

Awards and Festivals
Special Jury Prize
Award Laurel
1964
Awarded to Grigory Kozintsev
Venice Film Festival
Lenin Prize
Award Laurel
1965
Awarded to G. Kozintsev and I. Smoktunovsky
Nominee
Award Laurel
1964
Golden Lion Prize
Venice Film Festival
Nominee
Award Laurel
1966
Best Film
British Academy of Film and Television Awards
Nominee
Award Laurel
1966
Best Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film and Television Awards
Best Film
Award Laurel
1964
Wiesbaden Shakespeare Film Festival
Femina Prize
Award Laurel
1966
Belgium
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