Saturday, 10 October 2015

Hedda Gabler (2015)

Hedda Gabler - then life might be liveable, in spite of everything

If you are an ardent period drama fan I'm sure you watch re-makes and then pass your judgement by comparing them (at least I do). Here's another one for you to judge (but enjoy before doing that).

Hedda Gabler is based on a play Henrik Ibsen, a very celebrated Norwegian playwright. 

This is what director Matthew John had to say, “I know it’s a big risk, and I know there will be many Ibsen purists who will criticise us heavily over this,” said Matthew John. “But I believe we’re only doing what Ibsen himself would have done had he been adapting the stage play into a film script.”

You might be familiar with the story but this one is going to be lavish. How do I know? Well, I have had a little time interviewing the cast. I'll soon post interviews with the cast members and Sir Benjamin Slade, the owner of the amazing Maunsel House (Somerset) where the movie has been shot.

The lead, Hedda Gabler, is played by the beautiful Rita Ramnani. Hedda is newly married and already bored of her life, living with a husband she doesn't love. Also, it stars the talented Samantha E. Hunt as Thea Helvsted.

Watch the trailer and relish the rich stills.

Photo Credits: Robert Lipnicki

Photo Credits: Robert Lipnicki

More to come in the posts that follow, be back soon.