2013, regia di Yorgo Lykouria
Scheda: Nazione: GB - Produzione: Soliloquy Pictures, Mirror Productions - Soggetto: basato sulla tragedia Romeo e Giulietta di William Shakespeare - Sceneggiatura: Yorgo Lykouria - Script Supervisor: Bhairavi Patel - Fotografia: Zoran Veljkovic - Montaggio: Tamsin Jeffrey - Scenografia: Francesca Massariol - Musiche: Ski Oakenfull - Effetti speciali: Brian King - Formato: Color, corto - Durata: 16'.
Cast: Larry Lamb, Ollie Marsden, Jennifer Kirby, Jack Hardwick, Graham Dickson.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - bufvc.ac.uk - downburg.com - facebook.com - film.britishcouncil.org: «Verona tells the story of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in contemporary London. Lord Capulet is a sinister Russian Oligarch at war with his archival, Lord Montague, over Constellation Media. Their children, Romeo and Juliet, in defiance of their families enmity, discover a love for which they would sacrifice everything».
theshakespearestandard.com: Writer/director Yorgo Lykouria is debuting his Verona, a 15-minute version of Romeo and Juliet on the Bard’s birthday. “People associate Shakespeare with being very long and difficult,” says Lykouria, “but we capture the essential meaning of the play and the characters,” rather quickly. Verona takes place on a single night in modern-day London, where Lord Capulet battles against Lord Montague for control of “Constellation Defense.” “Romeo and Juliet are so out of the ordinary,” says Lykouria. “These characters fall in love so quickly and are willing to lose everything—even their lives—for love.” For this reason, some argue that Romeo and Juliet are naïve. “That is not what Shakespeare is saying,” Lykouria contends. “They talk about stars, the heavens, and eternity… Shakespeare is telling us that this is a pure, heavenly love, and heavenly love is destroyed by earthly concerns.” The cast and crew shot for six nights. “When the sun came up we stopped,” he says. “We lived like vampires for a week. It was an amazing shoot, fast paced. I had to remember to let the piece breathe, let characters bond. It’s hard when every second counts”. This short is only the first in a series of 10 shorts to come, based on Shakespeare’s plays, that Lykouria plans to shoot over the next year. All take place in modern-day London».
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